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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

211 West Ave B, Copperas Cove, TX

OBITUARY

Helen Elizabeth Hopkins

January 2, 1931June 27, 2020
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Helen Elizabeth Paris Hopkins, born to Howard and Ruby Paris on January 2, 1931 in Wichita, KS. She died on June 27, 2020 at home in Copperas Cove, TX at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Ruby Paris, two brothers, Lawrence and Sanford Glen Paris, her beloved husband of 61 years, Harold Lee Hopkins, and her oldest child Micheal Neal Hopkins. She leaves behind children: daughter-in-law, Joan Hopkins of Wichita, KS, daughter Heather (Jim) Copeland of Copperas Cove, TX, daughter Alicia Hopkins of Copperas Cove, TX, daughter Pat (Tom) Prewit of Copperas Cove, TX, daughter Vanessa Hebb of Eastlake, CO, son Matthew (Tracy) Hopkins of Byers, CO, and daughter Faith (Kevin) Mittman of Belle Plaine, IA. There are also numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, along with nephews, nieces, many foster children and many, many friends. She served faithfully in the West Douglas church of Christ in Wichita, KS, the Golden church of Christ in Golden, CO and the Copperas Cove church of Christ in Copperas Cove, TX. She was a devoted licensed practical nurse and a bible school teacher. She loved teaching little ones bible songs. She was a former member of the Wichita Metropolitan Chorus and loved singing. She taught many women’s and children’s bible classes, hosted overnight and camping events geared towards teaching Christian virtues. She loved to whistle bird sounds and was so good the birds would talk back to her. She had real love of nature and teaching children about God’s creations. She had dead-eye precision in aiming her shoes at her misbehaving children (imps). Her family is continuing what she taught by celebrating her life knowing that she will hear “Well done, good and faithful servant.” A visitation will be held at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove, TX from 6-8pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020. Funeral services will be at the Church of Christ 306 W Ave E, Copperas Cove, TX 76522 at 11am on Friday, July 3rd with a burial following at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020

  • Burial To Follow

    Friday, July 3, 2020

Memories

Helen Elizabeth Hopkins

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Ronda Lietz

July 1, 2020

Helen was the first person I turned to with good news, she was the one I ran to with bad news and she would guide me through the storm.
She dropped everything and came to my side when my husband left me I am not sure I would have made it without her stable influence. Alicia stayed the night and between her and Helen got me through the next month.
She was often a rock in the storm and a light in happy times.

Mavis Driskill

July 1, 2020

When faith asked for memories I told her I could write a book. I am 73 years old and I don't remember when she wasn't around. She and Hoppy were married either just before or just after I was born. She used to brag on me for being their only niece. For years I was that and even after that they made me feel so special. She loved to joke about my (spelling?) 'malk a piddle in figator'. Sorry if you don't know what that means. You bad. She knew what it meant and that was all that mattered. My aunt was the first person to teach me how to be a Sunday school teacher. It was the little ones and I never strayed far from that she group. She helped to deliver one of my six babies at the Osteopathic Hospital in Wichita. My mind is running now but all I can say is thank you God for putting her and my uncle in my life. And thank you, all of her babies, for sharing them with me and my family.

Rella Capraro

July 1, 2020

Helen and Hoppy were always kind and welcoming. After a near fatal car accident she aand Hoppy took me in for my recuperation. She nursed me for over a week getting up at all hours to administer my meds. She was one of the reasons I went into medicine. I know they're having a sweet reunion. I know her family will miss her every day

Jonathan Hopkins

July 1, 2020

She is the only lady in my life who showed true impartial treatment to me. No matter how great the deed or how serious the mistake, she judged me the same. I was her grandson, and she was proud and loved me for that very reason and never wavered. We could all stand to embody this trait from time to time. I will always remember that.

Gracie Moreau

July 1, 2020

I can't even remember when My Great Aunt Helen wasn't always around. Always showing us love and patience. She and My Great Uncle Hoppy were a match made in Heaven. I know he was waiting patiently for her. That makes me feel so Blessed to have known her and to have had them both in My life. Rest easy now both of you. I will always love you both.

Hadassah Gill

June 30, 2020

My Grandma was wonderful. I got to live with her from second grade into middle school. She would sit with us to practice piano, watch John Wayne and Tommy Steele movies and instilled in us the love of musicals. When we stumbled she would "Rock a baby toe!" And she would play up anything for a laugh. We used to joke the best person to ask was grandma when she was napping because she would always say "Yes" no matter the question. She then morphed from Grandma to Greatma and taught my babies "Running over" which they all new by heart before they even learned Patty-Cake. She was wonderful and beautiful and we all will miss her!

Eli Crowe

June 30, 2020

When great grandma learned that her grandchild (ben, my dad) was working for a gas hauling company and that he didnt have any pillows in his truck so she says, "hold on just a moment!" then runs off to her room. Next thing you hear is the buzz and whirr of her sewing machine. About 10 minutes after she scuttled off she comes back with 2 big red pillows for ben, and they were stuffed and everything. It was always funny watching her scuttle around at all hours of the day. She will be missed dearly

Nichole Venditti

June 30, 2020

So many to pick from. Greatma was an amazing woman. Her grandson Ben is my (step)dad, but she accepted my brothers and I as hers all the same. Her and Grampa Hoppy both. Probably the funniest memory is the first time Grampa got me with his low voice, right in my ear. Everyone was laughing at my reaction, greatma included. Pretty sure her laugh was the loudest that night. I have many works of love that I treasure and will always treasure. I will miss her so much.

Rick Walker

June 30, 2020

Helen always had a kind word and encouragement for us while we lived in Golden and after we moved to Texas. Helen never knew a stranger and would open her heart and home to so many. She was a hard working and prayerful Christian sister. We know Harold was waiting at the gate waiting to welcome Helen home. We also send our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Ella Freeman

June 30, 2020

She was like a grandmother to me. One Sunday, she brought pillows she had made for my dad and me. I will always think of her with loving memories whenever I look at those pillows. I know she is an angel in heaven because she was one on earth. Our love to the family and may God comfort you all at this difficult time.

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