William Lynn Hopkins passed away June 6, 2021 at Rexburg Homestead. Lynn was born on May 16, 1944 as the oldest of two children to Bill and Edna Hopkins. He graduated from Teton High School and in 1963 was called to serve a two and a half year mission to Denmark. Following his mission he attended BYU. He married Sandra Quirl in 1968 in the Idaho Falls Temple and they graduated from BYU in 1969. Lynn worked as a social worker for Family Services in Vernal, Utah, and State Hospital South in Blackfoot, Idaho and Youth Service Center in St. Anthony, Idaho. He then sold life and health insurance for 25 years until his retirement.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he served as a counselor in the bishopric, high priest group leader, and financial clerk for many years. He was a faithful home teacher. He was very supportive of his wife's callings.
Lynn loved his family very much and was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He taught by example how to treat others. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting and loved to have children or grandchildren along. He found more pleasure in watching them catch a fish or get game than himself. They in turn loved him. He had a dry wit and was a tease, which will be missed.
Lynn is survived by his wife Sandra of 52 years, his daughter Ann Martindale (Terry), 4 grandchildren Travis Ricks (Tiffany), McKenzie Martindale, Marissa Martindale, Kierche Martindale,1 great grandson River, and his sister Donetta Anderson (Jay).
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Travis Hopkins, a grandson, Billy Rees, niece Chalyce Young and brother-in-law Kelly Hymas.
The family expresses thanks to all the kindness that have been shown. A special thanks to Aspen Hospice.
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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at the Teton LDS Chapel. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and Thursday from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m., both times at the church. Interment will be in the Cache-Clawson Cemetery under the direction of Baxter Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.baxterfh.com
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Published by Rexburg Standard Journal from Jun. 8 to Jun. 9, 2021.