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Edith Wilson Hopkins, 84, of Baker City and formerly of Imbler, died Nov. 22, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Summerville Cemetery Chapel.

Edith was born on July 15, 1921, to Benjamin Franklin and Mary Ann Green Hopkins at Duke, Okla. She finished her schooling at Ellsinore, Mo., and then attended Ontario Community College where she earned her nursing degree. She worked for a time at St. Elizabeth Hospital and later was caretaker for her parents.

Edith had a strong sense of family ties and family was the most important thing to her. She had a special collection of angels and enjoyed crafts and gardening. She loved to read and follow the life of Princess Diana. Her two little dogs, Angel and Fluffy, were her children.

Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothea and Hal Weinmann of Redmond; brother and sister-in-law, Olin and Margaret Hopkins of Salem, Utah; several nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by siblings, George Ovie Hopkins, Albert Hopkins, Montana Walking Bull, Dwight Hopkins, Marie Bogart, Baby Ruth Hopkins, Earl Hopkins and Frank Hopkins.

Memorial contributions may be made St. Elizabeth Health Services through Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 2, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor

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