Joan H Wyland Hopkins

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HUGHES SPRINGSMass of Christian Burial for Joan H. Wyland Hopkins, 87, of Hughes Springs will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 31, 2007 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Daingerfield, Texas with Father Ambrose Chinnappa and Father Gavin Vaverek officiating. Burial will follow in Our Lady of the Pines Cemetery in Daingerfield under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs. Hopkins died Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at a Daingerfield nursing home. She was born December 22, 1919 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin to Robert Wyland and Cecilia Eiden Wyland. She attended Portage County Wisconsin Schools and later graduated from Hughes Springs High School in the Class of 1937. She married Frank Hopkins on January 5, 1939 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jefferson, TX. They were among the founding members of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in 1948. She served as the first president of the Altar Society and was the parish historian for many years. Mrs. Hopkins, beloved mother and grandmother, was renowned for her good heart, gentle nature and her beautiful smile. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Frank Hopkins, Sr., her parents, Robert and Cecilia Wyland, three brothers, Robert Wyland, Howard Wyland, and Frank Wyland, and two sisters, Cecilia Shelton, and Lucy Bartos. She is survived by four sons and two daughters-in-law, Frank Jr. and June Hopkins, George Hopkins, Patrick Hopkins, and Mike and Luanne Hopkins, all of Hughes Springs; six daughters and four sons-in-law, Nancy and Fred Winters of Hughes Springs, Mary and Larry Callas of Longview, Barbara Golden of Hughes Springs, Margaret and David Dobbs of Daingerfield, Maureen and Mike Raible of Kingsport, Tennessee, and Teresa Hopkins of Longview; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Chester Byrd of Lone Star; brother-in-law, Aldoph Bartos of Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law, Dorothy Wyland of Dallas; 22 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, John R. Hopkins, Frank Eric Hopkins, Michael Hopkins II, Brian Dobbs, John Dobbs, Paul Golden, and Robert Raible. Viewing and visitation will be Friday afternoon and evening at the funeral home and a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

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  1. My heart is broken for all of you. I am praying that God will comfort you in your grief. What a blessing your mother's life was.

  2. My love and prayers are with all of you. I believe Aunt Joann is very happy in heaven with her beloved husband. There is no chance this wonderful woman went any place else, I am sure God had a very special place ready for her. Uncle Frank and Aunt Joann were very special to me. I miss their yearly visits to Wisconsin. when special people leave your life there is a void that cannot be filled, but comfort in the fact they are in a better place.LoveJanice

  3. Sorry about your Mother.Im on my way out of town and will not be able to attend the funeral. May God Bless each member of your family.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins did a fine job of raising many good children. That is to be admired. Again, please accept my sympathy for all of the family.Carol

  5. I am so thankful that I got to meet Aunt Joan and Uncle Frank. They were such nice, sweet people. Thank you for continuing to bring Aunt Joan up to Wisconsin even after Uncle Frank passed away. I will always remember them fondly as I know Joe will too. Sincerly Kelly Meronk.

  6. I didn't have the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Hopkins, but am sure she was a wonderful lady. I've met several of her family members and she would be proud to know how well her family is represented. May God continue to bless each of you and help you through such an emotional time.

  7. rest in here god daughter and im related to her my grandmother was her sister lucy bartos (whom passed away in 1999)..ever though i hardly remember in peace alwayslovemelissa

  8. What a beautiful life Mrs. Hopkins led. A great example of a Christian. Our thoughts and prayers are with all. Glen and Mary

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