We will be honoring the life of Eda Loy Hoopes Lee on Saturday, Dec 1, 2018. She passed away on November 22, 2018 after complications from a fall on November 17.
Eda was born April 23, 1928, the fifth child of 6. Wayne, Wilma, Darrel, Nola, Eda and Vaughn.
She married Robert Melvin Lee on March 27, 1950 and later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on December 27, 1950.
Eda was a very dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many different callings. Her favorite position was Sunday School Secretary. She held this position for many years. One of her greatest joys was going to the Idaho Falls Temple where she did many baptisms for the dead and endowments. She spent many hours researching Bob's ancestry and doing baptisms for them.
Eda always planted a garden, every year since we can remember. Nothing went to waste, she canned beets, raspberries, peaches, pears, apples (apple sauce & pie filling), made all flavors of jams and jellies.
She loved to sew pieced quilts and quilt or tie them. She also marked fabric for others to quilt, put bindings on quilts for others, made baby quilts for everyone who had a baby. Dad always told her she had the living room for 11 months out of a year, he wanted December so he could display his Christmas village. It was very seldom there wasn't a quilt to walk around in her living room. She also donated many quilts to Turning Point, Humanitarian and the Primary Children's Hospital.
Eda learned at a young age to work hard and play very little. Her time was never wasted. She enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play card games, listening to us laugh. Instead of joining in, her priority was to make sure no one was ever hungry. She was often accused of having "that Hoopes" blood, all work and no play..
Eda loved cooking meals for family and friends, food was her way of showing her love to all.
All year she would make things for the Lincoln County Fair, and a week before the fair she would do all her baking. Over the years she had entries in baked goods, canned goods, sewing, vegetables, hay and quilts. She received many blue ribbons, runner-up best of show and best of show ribbons, mostly for her baked goods, canned goods and quilts. She was also the chairman for the Fairview Fair Booth multiple years.
Eda was preceded in death by her husband Robert Melvin Lee, her mother and father, Julian and Lorilla Hoopes, brothers Wayne and Darrel, sisters, Wilma Westover and Nola Turner, in-laws, Bonnie Hoopes, Barbara Hoopes, Milton Turner, Dick Westover.
She is survived by her youngest brother Vaughn & Jannalee Hoopes, her children: Angie Campbell, Sharon Lehman, Shauna & Mike Clark, Russell J. & Lorrielee Lee. Grandchildren: Mickie (Lehman) & Jason Klingenburg, Brant & Ericka Campbell, Dayne & Sadie Campbell, Kelan & Laurel Lee, Kevin & Emily Martin, Aron & Le Martin, Kenneth & Bailey Clark, Shelbilee G. & Tyler McCormick, Darbilynn V. Lee. Great Grandchildren: Colter Lehman, Austin Campbell, Treyson Campbell, Karlee Martin, Tayley Campbell, Kourtney Campbell, Kyla Campbell, Ellie Martin, McKenzie Campbell, Zoey Campbell, Kyo Martin, Chase Martin, Leo Martin, Tanner Martin. Hadley Clark.
Services will be held Saturday, December 1st at the Fairview LDS church. There will be a viewing with family and friends from 10 am to 10:45 am and her service will start at 11:00.
Interment at the Fairview Cemetery