Bob Hopkins, 86, of Colusa, passed away March 6, 2013. Born on February 7, 1927, in Watertown, South Dakota. At the age of 17, joined the army and for the next eight years, he served in the Army, the Air Force, and the National Guard. Three of those years were spent in the Philippines just after World War II.
In 1956, after his father’s death he and his siblings moved their mother from South Dakota to Long Beach, California where he attended college and tried his hand at photography. This was one of his favorite hobbies during his lifetime. While employed with Johnson Photography, Bob met his wife of 54 years, Virginia.
Shortly after they were married, bob attended barber school, and worked in the profession until 1976.
The last years of his employment were spent working for the California Highway Patrol in Mt. Shasta. Retiring in 1991, Bob spent lots of time fishing, hiking, and camping with his family.
In 2004, Bob and Virginia moved to Colusa. Bob was a devout Catholic, and very dedicated to attending Mass every Sunday. He is survived by his wife: Virginia; four children, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Visitation was held at McNary Moore Funeral Chapel on Thursday, March 14. Graveside services followed at Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Colusa, California. •