Ed, a generous, caring friend to all who knew and loved him, died from Multiple Myeloma (bone marrow cancer) on June 12, 1998.
Born June 15, 1929 to E.W. Hoopes, Sr. and Jean Edwards Hoopes, in a "little mining town in the west," Copperton, Utah. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1946, and received his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Utah in 1954. Ed served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and again in the Korean Conflict. Ed was a Master Mason in Kaibab Lodge, #25, a Knight Templar in York Rite, and a Noble in El Kalah Shrine. He was a Past Associate Guardian, Bethel #7, SLC, past president of the Utah Employment Association and a member of the VFW.He began his entrepreneurial career in 1963 with the founding of the Bureau of Personnel. He later added the Utah franchise for Western Temporary Services, and in 1972 opened his professional answering service, Communication Center, Inc. Ed was an accomplished musician, playing his trumpet in dance bands throughout his high school and college years. He enjoyed golf, his computer and playing "rough house" with his grandchildren. He married his loving wife Lenore Sundberg, December 26, 1950, in Reno, Nevada.
Ed leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Lenore; daughters, Stacey Cushing, Kimberley (Brad) Denham; and son, Todd Hoopes. His sister Judith A. Hoopes and brother, David E. Hoopes, also survive him. Grandchildren are Cristin, Logan, Kyle, Nicole and Anthony.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 20, 1998 at the First Congregational Church, 2150 Foothill Drive at 1 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Intermountain Unit, Fairfax Rd. at Virginia St. Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.
YOU WERE TRULY ONE OF A KIND. WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU VERY MUCH.
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