Dale Allen Hopper: 1960-2016

Oct 25, 2016

Dale Allen Hopper passed away from a heart attack unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the age of 55. He was born Dec.9, 1960, in Seattle. Dale was a positive influence on everyone who knew him, and his encouraging outlook on life was contagious.

Dale grew up in Edmonds and was the third of seven children to Harold and Carolee Hopper. He graduated from Bishop Blanchet High School in 1979 and subsequently graduated from the University of Washington in 1983. Dale was a valued business partner with his brother Daren, and was proud of the family business.

Dale is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Donna (Pringle) Hopper; his three children, Jordan Hopper and his wife Samantha, Nathan Hopper and Morgan Hopper; his parents, Harold and Carolee; his six siblings; nieces and nephews; and the rest of his family and friends.

Dale lived the motto “Live, Laugh, Love” to the fullest! Dale loved to travel with his family and friends, and especially enjoyed being the instigator to legendary March Madness trips. His favorite vacation spot was Hawaii. His most cherished vacation was his recent trip to Ireland with his wife and children.

Dale’s signature booming laugh was easily identifiable by all those knew him. If he was in the room, a crowded bar, or out on his deck and you were within earshot, you knew Dale was there having fun and swapping stories.

We will forever miss his laugh!

Dale always had a smile for everyone, and was highly regarded by all who had the opportunity to meet him. This is truly a great loss to his family, friends, coworkers and the community as a whole.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled 3-6 p.m. Oct. 30, 2016, at the Edmonds Yacht Club. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Dale’s life. Casual attire is appropriate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association in Dale’s name.

 

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