Daryl Van Dam Hoole is an author and lecturer on home management and family living.
Hoole was born on March 5, 1934, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She served as a missionary in the Netherlands when her father served as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served again later when her husband, Hendricus (Hank), presided over the same mission. She and her husband served a third mission in Asia as area welfare-humanitarian administrators, based in Hong Kong. She was a member of the Primary organization’s general board.
She is a full-time homemaker and mother to eight living children. She authored six books, including the bestselling and widely known The Art of Homemaking. Her most recent work is The Ultimate Career: The Art of Homemaking for Today. She also produced a CD, Little Things That Can Make a Big Difference.
Hoole has also lectured extensively throughout the United States and Canada, primarily to LDS women, but also to home and family-oriented people of diverse faiths and circumstances. She has been a popular speaker for forty years at Brigham Young University’s Education Week as well as the Know Your Religion programs and Deseret Book’s Time Out for Women.