While her family surrounded her and held her hands, the Lord swept angel Vonda Hopkins, 73 into His loving arms on January 29, 2019. It was just like her to race up to heaven in order to greet (and take care of) all of us at the pearly gates.
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Born April 21, 1945 in Billings, the daughter of William and Ruth Strever. She met the love of her life and married Larry Hopkins in 1963. They had 4 children Deborah, Kim, J.R., and Christine. With her husband Larry, Steri Steam was established in 1963, which she continued to manage.
Vonda was a member of Faith Evangelical Church. She loved to travel, especially on the back of her Goldwing with good friends Laura and Lester; was very talented in many areas- music (singing & banjo), scrapbooking, crafts, flowers, baking and decorating. She loved nutcrackers, taking great pride setting them up every Christmas, blown-glass ornaments, butterflies and angels. She loved people and animals. Vonda will always be remembered for her fun personality and caring nature; kind to family, friends and strangers alike. She always had a funny story or joke to tell and those who knew her loved her dearly. Family was very important- she is greatly loved and missed!
She is survived by her husband Larry of 55 years, Children: Kim, J.R., Christine (Jason Baum), daughter-in-law-to-be Tammy Smith, grandchildren: Seth (Staci), Brianna, Joshua and great-grandson Everett.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and daughter Deborah.
Her celebration of life will be 11:00 on Saturday, 2/23/2019 at Smith’s West (Billings- 304 34th St West) with a reception to follow.
Memorial donations (in lieu of flowers) may be made to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 Eastlake Ave, E. PO Box 19023 Seattle, WA. 98109 or Dialysis Clinic Inc. 2411 Village Lane, Billings, MT. 59102.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 We love you Mom- until we meet again.