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Shelley Hovaniec

September 9, 1967 — March 13, 2024

Shelley Hovaniec, 56, was taken from us on March 13, 2024 in Las Vegas.

Shelley was born in Hialeah, FL, to Larry and Ann Sholar on Sep 9, 1967.


Shelley was the light in every room and a friend to everyone she met. She was dedicated to her husband of 26 years and love of her life, Doug, and to their fur babies, Chef, Norm, Phin, and Pickle; bird, DJ, and goats, Lord Nelson, Lady Emma and Sunflower. Shelley was passionate about her dogs and was very involved in their training both at home and competitively. She travelled extensively with her teammates on Touch N Go for flyball competitions where her dogs set world records. As yacht crew members for four years, Shelley and Doug travelled all over the world on an adventure of a lifetime together. Shelley’s love of travel and family also sent her to Ireland and Italy making priceless memories for all to cherish. She was a planner, an avid reader and lifelong scholar – always learning something new about health and nutrition for her dogs and herself. She worked in marketing for the restaurant sector for many years and is a graduate of NC State University in Raleigh, NC, where she met her husband.


Shelley is preceded in death by her father, Larry Sholar.


Shelley is survived by her husband, Doug Hovaniec; sister Stephanie and brother-in-law Jack DiBella; sister Sharra and brother-in-law Dave Rahmbai; mother Ann Sholar. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews and extended family members who were all close to her heart and who will miss her generous and loving spirit.


Visitation will be 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, Mar 26th at Davis Funeral Home Chapel at 6200 S. Eastern Ave, Las Vegas.


Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Mar 26th at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 130 N Pecos Rd, Henderson, NV. Arrangements are by Davis Funeral Home.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Shade Tree, a domestic violence shelter for women and their children and pets, online at

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

8:00 - 9:00 am (Pacific time)

Davis Funeral Homes & Memorial Park

6200 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Pacific time)

St Thomas More Catholic Church

130 N Pecos Rd, Henderson, NV 89074

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