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Information for Andy Hopkins

21 September, 1913 - 4 August, 1995

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

August, 1995
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Andy Hopkins

    Andy Hopkins, 81, of Wilder, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 1995, at a Nampa retirement center.  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 1995, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Nephews Bobby Hopkins and Bill Hopkins will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Wilder Cemetery.
    Andy was born September 21, 1913, at Cassville, Missouri, to Alexander J. and Ethel Stubblefield Hopkins.  He moved with his family to Idaho in February, 1920, at the age of six and attended school in Roswell, ID.  He married Irene French on June 4, 1932, at Ontario, OR, and Andy and Irene were married 62 years.  Irene passed away on June 19, 1994.  The couple had farmed in the Parma/Wilder area and moved to their farm in Wilder in 1946, living there until retiring to Karcher Estates in Nov., 1993.  Andy started farming with a team of horses and farmed all his life.  He bought and sold cattle, milked cows for several years and raised quarter horses.  
    He was a member of the Lower Snake River Valley Quarter Horse Association, a past president of the Wilder PTA and was an avid supporter of the Wilder Schools.  Andy never knew a stranger and enjoyed his life to the fullest.
    He is survived by three daughters, Darlene Matthews of Nampa, Nona and her husband, Bill Hickox of Wilder, and Cathy and her husband Mike Sanford of LaGrande, OR; a sister and brother-in-law, Edith and Homer Hatch of Mountain Home; brothers and sisters-in-law, Varner and Irma Hopkins of Adrian, OR, Albert and Marie Hopkins and Bob and Betty Hopkins, all of Parma; brother-in-law, Wayne and Dorothy French of Boise and Frances French of Parma; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, a brother, Herman, and an infant son.
    The family suggest memorials to the Doug Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of Wilder High School or to the Wilder Quick Response Unit.
    Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Flahiff al Chapel, Caldwell.

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