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Obituary: Hopkins, Joan Louise (Hawks)

HOPKINS, Joan Louise (Hawks) (Age 92) Joan passed away November 13, 2013 at Whitman Health & Rehab Center is Colfax, WA. Joan was born May 26, 1921 in Benge, WA to John Lewis and Clara Emma (Beckley) Hawks. She was raised on the family farm at Benge, WA. Joan attended the country school at Rock Creek before graduating from Lacrosse High School. She later married Floyd E. Hopkins on April 18, 1942. Joan is survived by her three children: Sandra (Gregg) Wise of Spokane, Monty (Sherry) Hopkins of Steptoe, and Micke Hopkins of Colfax; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd and Grandson Todd Wise. As was her wish, no public services are planned. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax, WA is caring for the family. Memorials are suggested to the Artisian’s, 200 East 2nd Suite A, Spokane, WA 99202; the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 911 W. 5th Avenue, Spokane, WA 99204; or a favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to