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Rolland Hopkins

July 30, 2012 by

Rolland Hopkins, 93, of Lakeview, quietly passed away in his sleep Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Rolland was born in Perry, Idaho, on April 22, 1919, to Charles Monroe and Louie Wilde Hopkins.
He served in the Army during WWII, building bridges and roads.  He helped to build the famous Orly Airport in Paris, France.
Rolland met and married Florence Chickelday in London, England, and after the war brought his wife and small son to the U.S. as a war bride.  They went on to have six children.
Rolland was employed at local lumber mills for over 30 years, during which time he operated his own firewood business.  After the mill burned down, he was employed by the county roads department.
Rolland was very active in the leadership of the local Latter-Day Saints Church, and he and Florence served a genealogical mission in “The Vaults” high in the mountains of Salt Lake City, Utah, from 1992 to 1994.  He was very active in Boy Scouts.  He and Florence loved to dance and to camp.  Rolland was well-known throughout the community for his sense of humor and his willingness to give assistance to anyone who needed a helping hand.
Rolland is survived by his second wife, Lottie, whom he married in 2003; sons and daughters-in-law  Bryan and Mary of Cottage Grove; Ray and Shannon of Lakeview; Michael and Carol of Sparks, Nev., David and Lois of Cottage Grove and Leslie and Lucinda of Provo, Utah; daughter and son-in-law  Debra and John Ward of South Jordan, Utah; sister Shirley Larson of Pleasant Grove, Utah;21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel on Hwy 140, with viewing from 10 to 11 a.m.  A luncheon will be provided afterward.  Interment will take place in Centerville Cemetery, Centerville, Utah.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

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