Dorothy Jeanne Hopper passed away June 26, 2015. She was born April 29, 1930 and raised in Spokane by Jim and Dorothy Bodine. She trusted Christ as her Savior at age 14. She graduated from Cascade College in Portland in 1951 with an organ music performance degree. While there she met and married her husband of 60+ years, Milton, in 1951.
They spent 40 years serving God in Pastoral ministry with the Evangelical Church, primarily in Oregon. They pastored The Dalles Evangelical Church from 1966-1984, where they raised their family. Milton and Dorothy were very involved in music, youth, and missions while pastoring. Dorothy played piano in church for 65 years. They retired in 1992 and enjoyed traveling.
Dorothy is survived by her 5 children, Steven of Dayton, Ore., Liz Laing of Fossil, Ore, Esther Hopper of Ontario, Calif., Daniel Hopper of Post Falls, Idaho, and Martha Rigdon of St. Helens, Ore. There are 10 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Milton and one grandchild.
A memorial service to be held at Pioneer Evangelical Church, 300 4th St, P.O. Box 185, Dayton, OR, 97114 on Thursday July 2 at 2 p.m. A family graveside will be held at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
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