Betty Fowler Hopkins
BRUNSWICK, ME- Betty Fowler Hopkins, 88, died on Monday, October 8. She was born August 14, 1930 in Ponoka, Alberta, Canada, to Scott Elwin Courser and Daisy May (Santee) Courser.
Mrs. Hopkins attended Valley School in Halifax,VT, as well as Whitingham High School in Whitingham,VT, and worked several years as a bookkeeper at Brattleboro Auto Sales before moving to Florida,where she worked at The Happy Foot Store and Regions Bank. She was a volunteer at Samaritan Ministries in Flagler Beach, FL. She also volunteered at a church in Ormond by the Sea, FL.
Mrs. Hopkins enjoyed boating on Lake Champlain with family and friends on their cabin cruiser (We 5). She had fond memories of the family and friends trip from Lake Champlain to the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal. She also loved gospel music, especially Elvis and the Gaithers, and attending church to worship and grow in the love and grace and God’s mercy at Palm Coast Bible Church in Florida.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1948; her mother in 1977; sister Pearl Evelyn Moody in 2008; and sister Blanche Velma Morse in 2005; as well as niece Donna Brochu. In April 1996 her husband of 49 years, Charles E. Fowler Sr., whom she married on December 6, 1947 in Whitingham, VT, died. Her husband, Daniel J. Hopkins, whom she married on August 21, 2004 in Palm Coast, FL, died on January 20, 2017.
She is survived by her children Joanne F. Gordon and husband Jim, of Harpswell, ME; Susanne Zupko, of Palm Coast, FL; and Charles E. Fowler Jr. and his wife Judy, of Halifax, VT; her brother Wayne Courser, of Halifax, VT; two grandsons; four great-grandsons; four granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service is tentatively scheduled for early June 2019 at Sadawga Cemetery in Whitingham, VT.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mrs. Hopkins’ memory to Avita of Brunswick, 89 Admiral Fitch Avenue, Brunswick, ME, 04011, to the Employees Holiday Fund or programming for resident activities; the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, VT, 05495; or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
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