Margaret died peacefully Saturday, June 30 at Cedar Village Assisted Living facility in Salem.
She was 91.
Born in Moscow, ID to George Clarence and Mary Anderson, she grew up in Boise, ID,
graduated from the University of Idaho and remained active in Alpha Chi Omega sorority until
late in life. She married John “Jack” Hopkins in June 1948 in Boise, and they settled in Klamath Falls. There they raised 4 sons, later moving to Eugene, and finally Salem. She was a
homemaker most of her life, sewing clothes for her family and knitting booties for many babies. She enjoyed working in her vegetable garden, canning, freezing, and making jams. She also grew beautiful roses and dahlias.
A deep commitment to her Christian faith guided her through her life. She was a member of
Salem First Presbyterian Church for 52 years, where she was actively involved in many
ministries. She also served in Salem Aglow for 30 years.
Preceded in death by husband Jack; brother George R. Anderson; sister Alma E. Baugh.
Margaret leaves her sons, Richard (Susan) of Renton, WA, Ron (Mary) of Montverde, FL, Alan
(Tangye) and John, both of Salem; six granddaughters; three greatgrandchildren. Her cat, Noah, was her beloved companion. She will be remembered by her family and friends as a sensitive and caring person and will be missed.
Memorial services will begin at 10 am Monday August 13 at Salem First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Salem First Presbyterian Church or Aglow
International. Interment will be in Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum at City View Cemetery.
The family is thankful for the compassionate care from her caregivers at Cedar Village Assisted Living.