Laurence A Hopkins

March 14, 1937November 21, 2019

Laurence A. Hopkins was born March 14, 1937 in Everett, Washington and passed away suddenly on November 21, 2019 in Lake Stevens. Oldest of 6 children born to Elaine and Philip Hopkins; graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1955 and UW in 1959 (Physics). In 1959 he married Sharon Merrick; married Audree Beverly in 1968 and moved to Seattle. He was employed by Boeing in the Space Program for over 30 years, retiring in 1992 to provide full-time care for Audree. As a member of the Mountaineers he summited may peaks in Washington State and Mexico. Larry had a fantastic memory especially of historical events. He was an avid reader and enjoyed discussions on almost every topic. He expressed the love for his family through his abundant generosity and leaves a huge hole in the family fabric. He was predeceased by son Wayne, wife Audree, granddaughter Isabella and his brother John. He is survived by children: Annette Hopkins, Vicki Lien, Melisa Nelson, and Alexis Hopkins; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. In Larry’s memory, memorial donations are suggested to Seattle Children’s Hospital 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105.


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