In memory of
John "Jack" Hopkins
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In memory of
John "Jack" Hopkins
John "Jack" M. Hopkins - - Dec. 22, 1944 - July 29, 2018 Jack was born to Earl and Frances Murrell Hopkins in Portland. He attended David Douglas H.S., which he loved. He wore tuxedo shorts to the prom to the chagrin of the chaperones, but that was "Jack." He was active in the Drama Club, starring or acting in all the plays and he was on the tennis team. He loved and played tennis all his life! He was the oldest of three children. Jack worked in the family business, Thrifty Auto Supply from a young age, learning to stock shelves and maintain inventory. Their family was very business oriented and he learned from many a dinner table conversation how to run a successful business. Jack purchased Thrifty with his brother, Steve in 1971. He later sold his interest to Steve and invested in NW MED Inc., in 1983. Trina Bandelow worked with Jack from 1986-2018 and served as President from 2004-2018. He also learned about Real Estate at an early age from his maternal grandfather, Harold, who was very enterprising. Harold and his wife, Fernie lived out on Marine Dr., and started a marina, had a u-pick peach orchard, pony rides etc. The family had fun boating and water skiing and camping over at Government Island. Jack liked to "dabble" as he called it in commercial Real Estate. He enjoyed buying and improving properties and had many loyal tenants. He met Kristen Turner through mutual tennis friends in 1994. They married in 1997 when Jack's youngest son, Jake was 13. They became a very loving family. Jake is now married to Sonal Chopra and they have two beautiful children: Eli 20 mos., and Kendric, born on the 4th of July, just in time to meet her wonderful grandfather. Jack's last two difficult years were brightened by these two adorable children. Jack and Kristen shared a love of travel, golf, tennis and hiking and split their time between Portland and Palm Desert, Calif. They were a happy, devoted couple. They were pals. Jack was a kind man. He was a true "gentle"man, especially as he got older. He led with a smile and an easy manner. Very evolved and spiritual and guided by the AA principles (sober 34 years) he mentored many on business and life. He served on the Board of the De Paul Treatment Center from 1995-2017 and as Chairman for five of those years. He also supported Metropolitan Family Services as a favorite charity. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Julie; and son, Joseph Dean who passed away in 2016. He is survived by his brother, Steve; his wife, Kristen; his sons, John Jr. and Jake; and his four grandchildren, Joey and Helani and Eli and Kendric. Of Jack's former wives, Sharon Rasmussen, mother of John is deceased; Candace LaRoche, mother of Joe and Jake has passed and Lenore Barrett is surviving. A Celebration of Life for Jack will be held from 1 - 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at The Multnomah Athletic Club. If you plan to attend, please let the family know by emailing: kristenhop@gmail.com by Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Please take Uber or Lyft if possible.
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In memory of
John "Jack" Hopkins
John "Jack" M. Hopkins - - Dec. 22, 1944 - July 29, 2018 Jack was born to Earl and Frances Murrell Hopkins in Portland. He attended David Douglas H.S., which he loved. He wore tuxedo shorts to the prom to the chagrin of the chaperones, but that was "Jack." He was active in the Drama Club, starring or acting in all the plays and he was on the tennis team. He loved and played tennis all his life! He was the oldest of three children. Jack worked in the family business, Thrifty Auto Supply from a young age, learning to stock shelves and maintain inventory. Their family was very business oriented and he learned from many a dinner table conversation how to run a successful business. Jack purchased Thrifty with his brother, Steve in 1971. He later sold his interest to Steve and invested in NW MED Inc., in 1983. Trina Bandelow worked with Jack from 1986-2018 and served as President from 2004-2018. He also learned about Real Estate at an early age from his maternal grandfather, Harold, who was very enterprising. Harold and his wife, Fernie lived out on Marine Dr., and started a marina, had a u-pick peach orchard, pony rides etc. The family had fun boating and water skiing and camping over at Government Island. Jack liked to "dabble" as he called it in commercial Real Estate. He enjoyed buying and improving properties and had many loyal tenants. He met Kristen Turner through mutual tennis friends in 1994. They married in 1997 when Jack's youngest son, Jake was 13. They became a very loving family. Jake is now married to Sonal Chopra and they have two beautiful children: Eli 20 mos., and Kendric, born on the 4th of July, just in time to meet her wonderful grandfather. Jack's last two difficult years were brightened by these two adorable children. Jack and Kristen shared a love of travel, golf, tennis and hiking and split their time between Portland and Palm Desert, Calif. They were a happy, devoted couple. They were pals. Jack was a kind man. He was a true "gentle"man, especially as he got older. He led with a smile and an easy manner. Very evolved and spiritual and guided by the AA principles (sober 34 years) he mentored many on business and life. He served on the Board of the De Paul Treatment Center from 1995-2017 and as Chairman for five of those years. He also supported Metropolitan Family Services as a favorite charity. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Julie; and son, Joseph Dean who passed away in 2016. He is survived by his brother, Steve; his wife, Kristen; his sons, John Jr. and Jake; and his four grandchildren, Joey and Helani and Eli and Kendric. Of Jack's former wives, Sharon Rasmussen, mother of John is deceased; Candace LaRoche, mother of Joe and Jake has passed and Lenore Barrett is surviving. A Celebration of Life for Jack will be held from 1 - 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at The Multnomah Athletic Club. If you plan to attend, please let the family know by emailing: kristenhop@gmail.com by Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018. Please take Uber or Lyft if possible.
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