Harold Hopkins

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Harold Melvin Lloyd Hopkins
February 27, 1925 - January 29, 2015
Harold Melvin Lloyd Hopkins, 89, died peacefully at home on January 29th, 2015, surrounded with the profound love of his family. Harold was born on February 27th, 1925, to Lester and Goldie Hopkins in Kendrick, Colorado. At the age of four, he moved with his family to Idaho. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1943. On October 19th, 1947,
Harold married his beloved soul mate, Therese Ruth Soran. Six of their children would achieve adult-hood with a father who loved and honored their mother, who was a great teacher of perseverance, hard work, loyalty, honesty, tremendous work ethic, fantastic coach, and who was each of his children's biggest supporter.
Harold worked most of his life with his brothers, sister, and he loved Therese's six brothers as his own. Love of family was always at his core.
Harold was a "Jack of all trades" throughout his lifetime, with strong work ethics and family values always. He loved nature, especially the mountains. He was a logger. He cut and sold firewood. He harvested and grew Christmas trees. He was a miner. He was a builder. He was a landscaper. He was in the leaf-cutter bee board business. He raised livestock. He was a farmer and a rancher. He could fix anything with a roll of duct tape and some wire.
Harold was an avid sportsman, and instilled his love of all sports into his ever growing family. Baseball, basketball, football, pool, bowling, boating, fishing, back-packing, camping, hunting, and of course; golf, among others. He excelled at most, but enjoyed them all. Family gatherings, friends getting together, and celebrating events. Harold lived life to the fullest.
Harold was preceded in death by his Beloved wife, Therese, and his parents, his brothers Robert (Bob) Hopkins and Lester Hopkins, numerous in-laws, and his daughter, Marie, his grandson David Hautzinger, and numerous other relatives. He is survived by his cherished sister, Lavena Mae (Elvin) Farris, and his sisters-in-law, Florence Hopkins and JoAnne Soran, and his aunt Merle Hakola. He is also survived by his six children: Carol Ann Hopkins, Sheila Robinson, Cyndee Hopkins, Melani Hautzinger, Kendall Hopkins (LoRetta), and Randy Hopkins (Josephine), along with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Thursday, February 5th, 2015, at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, with Rosary recited at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at 2:00 PM at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Caldwell. Reception at the Elks in Caldwell will follow, and is also where the children and grandchildren of this magnificent man, we will celebrate the wonderful life Harold Hopkins. Condolences may be given at www.flahifffuneralchapel.com

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Feb. 2, 2015