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Obituary of Alice Hopkins – Columbia Daily Tribune

Alice Hopkins

04/12/1934 – 07/20/2022

Alice Hopkins, 88, of Columbia, passed away on Wednesday July 20 with her loving family by her side. Christian Burial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 25, at Sacred Heart Church, 105 Waugh Street, Columbia, MO. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Sunday, July 24 at the Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia, MO, with the Rosary at 6 p.m.

Alice was born April 12, 1934 in Center, CO to Alfred and Dominga Aldaz Archuleta. She grew up in Leadville, CO, but moved to the western United States several times. In 1963, their family moved to Columbia when her husband Max, Sr. transferred to the University of Missouri as an ROTC instructor and rifle team coach. She was a housewife; raising four children, then worked as a caretaker at Lenoir Woods, and later as a cook for Columbia Public Schools. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and spending time with her family. She loved to sew and take care of her plants.

She is survived by her children; Alfred (Sheryl) Hopkins of Columbia, Max Hopkins, Jr. of Columbia, Mary (Lloyd) Hopkins-Nichols of Ashland and Paul (Michelle) Hopkins of Columbia; one sister, Annamarie (Rick) Diefendorf of Columbia; grandchildren, Erica Crane, Zachary (Kristin) Hopkins, Zane Nichols, Alexis Hopkins, Braden (Aimie) Hopkins and Addison Hopkins; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Jaxton Hopkins; several nieces and nephews and a loving extended family. She was predeceased by her husband, Max A. Hopkins, Sr.; two brothers, Pedro Aldaz and Clarence Aldaz, Sr., and his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House 3501 Lansing Ave, Columbia, MO 65201 or to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research.

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Posted July 22, 2022

Published in the Columbia Daily Tribune