Granville Hopkins

Oct. 17, 1917-Feb. 4, 2006

Granville Philip Hopkins, 88, died Feb. 4, 2006 of heart failure in Portland.

He was born Oct. 17, 1917 in Wichita, Kan.., where he lived until the age of 2, when his family moved to California. He grew up in California and lived there until he moved to Oregon in 1981.

Mr. Hop- kins fell in love with the town of Sweet Home and built a home on Strawberry Heights, from which he could see Mt. Jefferson and the town.

He retired from Pacific Telephone after 41 years and was active in the Sweet Home Evangelical Church. He served on the Sweet Home City Council for eight years. He enjoyed working on both the church and the city budgets, after doing similar work as a manager of Southern California Toll with Pacific Telephone.

After retiring, Mr. Hopkins bought a trailer and traveled with his sister and family. He enjoyed seeing new places and new people. He was a real people person.

He moved with his wife Marilyn to Wilsonville as he got too old to work on his house in Sweet Home, and eventually they moved into a senior care facility in Milwaukee, where he lived until his death.

Mr. Hopkins is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son, Gerald Hopkins of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; daughter, Mary Wood of Orange, Calif.; daughter, Julie Christ of Portland; three grandchildren; and sisters, Maxine Craven of Albany and Dixylee Horner of Sweet Home.