In Loving Memory

Khristopher “Khris” Aaron Hoven

April 17, 1973 - July 15, 2019


Khris Hoven, 46, a resident of Gulf Shores, AL, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his devoted, loving pug terrier “Man’s Best Friend”, Chester E. Scraps.  He is survived by his mother, Jane Hoven; father, Kenneth (Gladys) Hoven; sister, April H. Griffin; niece, Hannah Griffin; the extended Hartner family; and an abundance of loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Khris graduated from Murphy High School in 1991 as Salutatorian of his class.  He was offered full scholarships at numerous universities.  He graduated from Tulane University in 1995 on a full scholarship with a BS degree in Psychology.  While attending Tulane University, he studied abroad at Cambridge University in London, England where he worked at the U.S. Embassy.  Following his studies, he toured France, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, and Austria.  After graduating from Tulane, he moved to Boca Raton and later to Miami Beach to pursue a career in the Information Technology field.  Throughout his career, he’s worked in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Eastern Shore Baptist Church, 6847 Park Drive, Daphne, Alabama 36526.  Visitation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., followed by the service at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mobile SPCA, 620 Zeigler Circle W, Mobile, AL 36608 or online at

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at


  1. LaTanga Charley

    To April and Family,

    My deepest condolences. May God give you strength during your loss.

  2. James Hoven

    Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Wish we could have joined in with you in Khris’ memorial service Friday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bruce and Ginger Hoven

  3. Beverly Thornburg

    April, Andy and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you and your family.

  4. Carol Goetz

    I am deeply grateful for having known Khris and having met his mother, Jane, whom he loved and appreciated so very much. My deepest condolences to family and friends who will miss him horribly. He was so easy to love, do difficult to forget.

  5. Marcos Gonzalez

    My sincere condolences to Khris’ family and friends. I met Khris in 1999, when we worked together in Miami Beach. I remember how much he loved his dog at the time. Khris was very reserved and didn’t talk much but I grew to care about him. After the company closed, I tried to stay in touch with Khris but life had a different plan. I am deeply saddened by his passing and was unable to attend is celebration of life service since I no longer live in the United States.


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