Kareena S. Hopkins, 79, passed away peacefully Monday, November 20, 2017, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie.
She is survived by her children, William Hopkins and his wife Ginny; and Douglas Hopkins. She was preceded in death by her husband Leland N. Hopkins, who passed away in 2007, her parents, William F. “Mike” and Lodisa C. (Brown) Watson.
Born in Sunrise, WY, December 9, 1937, Kareena’s extended family worked in the town of Sunrise and in the Sunrise mines. An only child, Kareena graduated from Sunrise High School in 1955 and took college classes at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State College of Education at Greeley. She married Leland in Hartville, WY in 1958, and moved to Laramie in 1966.
Her many friends knew her for her concern for others and their well-being, her sense of humor, and a positive outlook on life that never failed her. She was a fierce fan of the Denver Broncos, the Colorado Rockies, and the University of Wyoming’s Cowboy football team. At home she was an avid cook, who enjoyed many television cooking shows, as well as reading, and visiting with friends and family with whom she would reminisce about her life.
The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Meredith & Jeannie Ray Cancer Center, Ivinson Memorial Hospital, 255 North 30th Street, Laramie, WY 82072.
Kareena was making plans for her 80th birthday, and a memorial will take place on her birthdate, December 9, 2017 11am at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home in Laramie, followed by a reception celebrating her life.