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Marie Handrahan Hopper

Resident of Almaden Valley

1941 - 2011

Marie Handrahan Hopper passed away at her home in Almaden Valley on March 22nd, 2011. Marie was born in Framingham, Massachusetts in 1941 and married Donald Hopper in 1957. They settled in sunny California in 1961 where over the course of their 29 years of marriage, she became the mother of four daughters and one son.

Marie was an intelligent woman who went back to school in her 30's to complete her license to become a court reporter where she worked at the Santa Clara County Superior Court House for several years. She loved music, dancing, mastered card games such as bridge and poker, and had an incredible wit to her that always lit up the room. Marie was also an accomplished baker, and in May, 1986, she proudly won First Place in the San Jose Mercury News, Mom's Best Apple Pie Contest, where 31 apple pies were entered!

Marie is survived by her first husband, Don Hopper, Copperopolis, CA, and her five children, Dawn Peru, San Martin, Julie Williams, Loveland, CO, Janet Middleton, Morgan Hill, Laurie Covney, Castle Rock, CO, and Steven Hopper, Lincoln CA, and five grandchildren.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 3, 2011
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