Myrtle B. McCoy1909 - 2000 (91 years)
Name Myrtle B. McCoy Born 12 Mar 1909 Lakin, Kearny County, Kansas [1, 2, 3] Gender Female Died 9 May 2000 [1, 2, 3] Buried Hilltop Cemetery, Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado
Block 27, Lot 9
Person ID I4072 Gritton Last Modified 5 Jul 2019
Family Lewis Clark Hopper, b. 12 Oct 1906, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas , d. Nov 1975 (Age 69 years) Married 17 Nov 1930 Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado Last Modified 6 Jul 2019 Family ID F1728 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map Born - 12 Mar 1909 - Lakin, Kearny County, Kansas Married - 17 Nov 1930 - Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado Buried - - Hilltop Cemetery, Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado = Link to Google Earth Pin Legend : Address : Location : City/Town : County/Shire : State/Province : Country : Not Set
- Obituary from Find a Grave
Many longtime residents of Pagosa Springs were saddened Tuesday to learn that Myrtle McCoy Hopper, 91, had passed away at Pine Ridge Nursing Home.
Mrs. Hopper was born March 12, 1909, in Lakin, Kan., the daughter of James and Alice Woodard McCoy.
When Mrs. Hopper was an infant her family moved to Rocky Ford. When she was 12 years old, her family came to the Allison-Arboles area by covered wagon. The trip took them several months because her father stopped along the way and worked to buy supplies. She never tired of telling stories of the adventures of this trip. She attended school and graduated from Allison. Following her graduation, she married Lewis Hopper.
Mrs. Hopper enjoyed a variety of positions of employment including working as a nurse in Dulce, N.M.; delivering mail; plowing snow for Archuleta County; and working as a clerk and delivering appliances for Gamble's store. She likewise enjoyed playing the piano at the community dances. In her later life, she was very involved in the Archuleta County Senior Citizens.
Although Mrs. Hopper had no children of her own, she cared for many of the local children while their parents worked. She was fondly known as "Aunt Myrt" by many of these children. She was well known in the area as a person that was always willing to help. She always had something nice to say about everyone and was known for having a great sense of humor. Having the rare gift of always seeing the bright side of everything, she always had wonderful stories to tell about her life in this area.
In 1975, Mrs. Hopper was preceded in death by her husband. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Alice McCoy, and her brothers, Ed McCoy and Charles McCoy.
A memorial service for Mrs. Hopper will be held at Mountain Heights Baptist Church at 10 a.m., Saturday.
Memorial contributions to benefit the Archuleta County Senior Citizens may be made at Bank of the San Juans.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 May 2019), memorial page for Myrthe Hopper (12 Mar 1909-9 May 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49041787, citing Hilltop Cemetery, Pagosa Springs, Archuleta County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Catalina Read Liles (contributor 47135647) .
- Obituary from Find a Grave