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Richard Lynn Hopkins

January 16, 1943 — February 27, 2019

Funeral service for Richard Hopkins will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Dan Holden officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Richard Hopkins age 76, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his home of natural causes. Richard Lynn Hopkins was born on January 16, 1943 in Amarillo, TX to Ruby (Leavelle) and Averon Hopkins. He grew up in Arizona. Richard served in the United States Army from 1961-1963. He married Mildred Chance on April 6, 1962 in Tucson, AZ.  The couple moved to Gillette in 1978. He worked at Duval Copper Mine as a mechanic; Carter Mining as Maintenance Supervisor where he supervised the assembly  the first PH shovel for Carter Mining; Sonora Gold Mine in Jamestown, CA as Maintenance Supervisor; Meridian Gold Mine in Copperopolis, CA as Maintenance Supervisor; and also worked for State of Wyoming Department of Transportation. Richard enjoyed woodworking, fishing, music, art, tinkering, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Mildred “Dotsy”; daughters, Margie McWilliams (Charlie Tucker); Tina (Kip) Gunnare; and Heidi (Jason) Hutsell; grandchildren, Shane Hopkins; Brandon (Brittany) Morgan; Kimberly Gunnare; Jarrod (Julie) Morgan; Lindsay (Ryan) Badwound; Kayla Gunnare; Amanda Martin; Matthew Martin; Allison Martin (Kyle); Nick Martin and Erryn Morrison; brothers, Averon Darell Hopkins; David Lynn (Colleen) Hopkins; Julian Lee (Karen) Hopkins; sisters, Alma Grace (Curtis) Rosalias and Audrey Ann (David) Smoot;  great-grandchildren. Branson, Breddon, Landon, Fin, Amelia, Taelyn, Jordan, and Aiyana. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Maryland, Francis June, Joy Lou, Dois Jean, and Bobby Janice; brothers, Ricky B. and Royce B.; and great-grandson, Adrian Fighter Badwound. Memorials may be made in Richard’s name to benefit G.A.R.F. (Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation). Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

5:00 - 7:00pm (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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