Betty J. Hooper

07/06/1919 — 08/06/2003

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Portland, Oregon

Betty J. Hooper

Betty J. Hooper passed away August 6th, 2003 in Richland, WA.  Betty was born July 6, 1919, in Portland, Oregon to Daniel A. and Alice Louise Sullivan.

Betty was preceded in death by her spouse and loving caretaker, Robert L. Hooper, who passed away July 19, 2003. Her parents, Daniel A. and Alice Louise also preceded her in death.

Betty and Bob met at Commerce High School in Portland, OR and were wed in 1942. They moved to Richland in 1949 and resided in the same home for 54 years. Betty and Bob would have been married for 61 years next week.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Cherie L. Leaton and son, Daniel L. Hooper; 3 granddaughters, Alicia Hooper, Shelley Hooper and Jennifer Leaton; 3 grandsons, Ben Hooper, Dory Hooper and Thomas J. Leaton and his fiancé, Erica; and great granddaughter, Tenaya Louise Leaton.

Betty’s greatest passions were her family and her love of cooking. She will be remembered for her giving spirit and will be missed by all those fortunate to have known her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 11, 2003, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Richland, for Robert L. and Betty J. Hooper.  Inurnment will follow in the Garden of Devotion at nicheside, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, WA.

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  • I grew up 2 houses down from Bob and Betty Hooper. When I was a little girl my sister and I went to Christ the King School where they have an annual Grandparent’s day. Our grandparent’s didn’t live in WA so every year we went and asked the Hoopers to be our adoptive grandparents at school. They took turns with Bob going to my classroom one year and Betty to my sisters and then Betty with me the next year and Bob to my sisters. They were our saving grace and we had so much fun with them. We used to come over and bake cookies with them and bring them flowers for May Day. And they always had some of the best candy for Halloween. They were very sweet to us and I regret not staying in touch better as I grew up and went to college. I was unaware of Bob’s passing but deeply saddened upon hearing of it. Mr. and Mrs. Hooper were geniunely nice loving people and I will always remember the kindness that they showed me. My thoughts go out to the family…you are in my prayers.

    Alisa Johnson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Both Betty and Bob will be greatly missed.They always sent over candy and goodies when the holidays came. They loved to see the kids on Halloween and shared in their excitement. When I was growing up they acted as another set of parents, they quided me to make the right choices, as I became an adult they treated me with respect and shared in my families experiences. Bob would stop by at work and chat about how Betty was doing and what the kids were doing. Both will be remembered as friends, as mentors, as second grandparents to the kids and as very good neighbors. May their families know that Bob and Betty were the best people on this earth.

    Steve and Leslie Jackson
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I grew up 2 houses down from Bob and Betty Hooper. When I was a little girl my sister and I went to Christ the King School where they have an annual Grandparent’s day. Our grandparent’s didn’t live in WA so every year we went and asked the Hoopers to be our adoptive grandparents at school. They took turns with Bob going to my classroom one year and Betty to my sisters and then Betty with me the next year and Bob to my sisters. They were our saving grace and we had so much fun with them. We used to come over and bake cookies with them and bring them flowers for May Day. And they always had some of the best candy for Halloween. They were very sweet to us and I regret not staying in touch better as I grew up and went to college. I was unaware of Bob’s passing but deeply saddened upon hearing of it. Mr. and Mrs. Hooper were geniunely nice loving people and I will always remember the kindness that they showed me. My thoughts go out to the family…you are in my prayers.

    Alisa Johnson
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Both Betty and Bob will be greatly missed.They always sent over candy and goodies when the holidays came. They loved to see the kids on Halloween and shared in their excitement. When I was growing up they acted as another set of parents, they quided me to make the right choices, as I became an adult they treated me with respect and shared in my families experiences. Bob would stop by at work and chat about how Betty was doing and what the kids were doing. Both will be remembered as friends, as mentors, as second grandparents to the kids and as very good neighbors. May their families know that Bob and Betty were the best people on this earth.

    Steve and Leslie Jackson
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I would like to offer my condolences to Dan, Cherie, T.J., Jenifer, Ben, Dory, and Alicia. My love and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. My daughter could not have asked for better grandparents. I have many found memories of my father and mother in law. I remember my daughter coming home showing me the artwork she had made with grandma’s assitance. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Jacqueline Hooper
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US