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Mary Jean Hopkins

Washington, District of Columbia

Aug 27, 1930 – Dec 5, 2018


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Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC Obituary

Mary Jean Hopkins, 88, our extraordinary mother, grandmother and friend died at home surrounded by love on December 5, 2018. Mary Jean was born in Woodstock, Ill., on August 27, 1930 to Paul J. and Vera M. Doherty and is survived by her four children Jon (Amy), Elizabeth, Paul, and Amy (Ira)...

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Mary Jean was sui generis - smart, funny, kind, and extraordinarily competent. She kept us organized, deflected idiots, out-diplomated people who mistakenly thought they knew better, served as an essential institutional memory. US News would not have been what it was without her, and we certainly could not have done our jobs absent her help. We loved her - love her. God bless.
Mike Ruby and Mimi McLoughlin