Margaret Elaine Hoopes of Mesa, passed away on July 10, 2015 in Mesa from natural causes. She was born Oct 1, 1926, in Phoenix to Fred and Ida Russell. She married Lamro Hoopes in 1945, and they lived for 55 years in Thatcher, where they raised their 4 children. After Lamro’s passing in 2000, Elaine moved to Mesa and married Ed Gibbs in 2001. Ed died in 2008.
She is survived by sisters, Caroldene (Keith) McBride of Pima, AZ, and Jeanne (Kent) Worthen of Payson, UT, and 4 children, John (Myrna) Hoopes, of Soda Springs, ID, Jean (Dean) Jensen, of Mesa, Jan (Paul) LeBaron of Bowie, AZ, and Fred (Krisanne) Hoopes of Mesa. She had 23 grandchildren and 70 great-grandchildren.
There will be a viewing at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way in Mesa on Thu. July 16, from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be at the Thatcher AZ Stake Center at 4050 W. 2nd St., Thatcher on Sat. July 18, at 11 am, with a viewing 1 hour prior. Elaine will be buried next to Lamro in the Thatcher Cemetery following the funeral.