Ronald William Hopkinson, age 58, died April 10, 2014 at home in North Salt Lake.
Born January 7, 1956 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the son of William Gordon Hopkinson and Doris Evelyn Cooper Hopkinson. Ron married Kimmie Burge on January 3, 1990 in Farmington; later divorced.
Ron graduated from Viewmont High School 1974. He began working at the Union Pacific Railroad on September 10, 1974. He worked as a machinist then later promoted to supervisor. He retired April 11, 2007.
Hoppy…fast cars, motorcycles, snowmobiles, Monte Cristo, his 1972 red-orange truck, Rocky Mountain Raceway, Johnny Carson, September 17th, Union Pacific, Lees Café then Dees, well known by the police in his youth, cherry coke, lollipops, wet-willys, road trips, his cowboy boots, riding his motorcycle through the halls of Viewmont High, his infamous brown suit with the yellow shirt, Goldie the Duck, his buddy Atlas, Ron Jr., Diane, and his grandkids.
What is the definition of a man? For Hoppy, it is family and friends who knew that no matter what, Hoppy always had our backs. THANK YOU!!!
He is survived by his two children, Ronald William Hopkinson, Jr. (Keara Carpenter) and Diane Kim Hopkinson of North Salt Lake, Grandchildren Lucas William Hopkinson, William and Jason Hughes, Payton and Aden Rischmiller. He is also survived by his father William Gordon Hopkinson, Kearney, Nebraska, his two sisters Bernice Audrey Young (Lucky) West Valley City, Sylvia Edith Shenk (Steven) South Jordan, and one brother Wayne David Hopkinson (Kristine) North Platte, Nebraska. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother, Doris Evelyn Cooper Hopkinson.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 S. 200 West Bountiful.