Jean Kennington Hoopes, 78, joyfully returned to her Heavenly Father September 27, 2020. Jean was born Nov 1, 1941 in Afton WY to Glen & Delpha Sanderson Kennington. As the oldest of eight children, Jean learned early to care for others, a gift she shared throughout her life. Jean was a good student and loved reading. She attended Afton Elementary School and Star Valley High School. On June 7, 1959, Jean married her sweetheart, Willard Hoopes, and moved to Fairview - where she lived the remainder of her life. She enjoyed serving as an EMT for many years. Her favorite job was working for Dr. Perkes, where she spent 15 years.
She was an avid reader, gardener, and loved to crochet. She was able to make an alter cloth that was used in the Saint George temple. It was important to her that every stitch was perfect. From an early age Jean had a passion for quilt making. She found great joy and excitement in this. All of her children and grand children received quilts and handiwork throughout the different stages of their lives. Humanitarian Aid was a big part of Jeans life. She happily spent several years making and donating quilts for the less fortunate along with homemade dresses, shorts, T-shirts, pjs, and toy bags. She loved dolls and learned to make porcelain heads and create bodies. She sewed clothing that was period correct. She might as well have opened a doll hospital, as she rescued and refurbished everyone she got her hands on.
Family was important to Jean and loved her children. She was also blessed with 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grand children with 1 on the way and 2 great great grands on the way. All loved and appreciated her very much. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grand children have received many beautiful quilts to remember her by.
As a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jean was a faithful visiting teacher. She served as Primary President and especially loved teaching the Blazer boys. Later, she and Willard spent several years serving together as Nursery Leaders, which they enjoyed very much. Jean has blessed many lives through her service to her family, church, and community. Jean & Willard were sealed in the Star Valley Temple on November 12, 2016.
Jean is survived by her four children, Gary Hoopes (Cindy) of Henderson, NV, David Hoopes (Debby) of Fernley, NV, Glenda George (Randy) of Evanston, WY, and Joel Hoopes (Fairview). Funeral services will be held Friday, October 2, 2020. Viewing will be that morning from 9:00-10:45 a.m. with the service following at 11:00 at the Salt River Ward. Interment will be at the Fairview Cemetery.
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