William H. Hoppe: 1935-2019

Jun 05, 2019

Willie passed away at age 83 on May 8th, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of 38 years; beloved son Michael (LaNell), stepson John Imus; grandchildren Michelle Golder, Kelby Hoppe and Lisa (Chris) Moore; sister Margaret (Bill) Cooley.

He is also survived by his two cherished great-grandchildren, Everly and Camden, and many nephews and nieces.

He was born in Seattle, WA. His firefighting career started as a ladder truck driver for Station 18, followed by a pioneer in arson investigation as a detective on the Seattle Fire and Arson squad.

His hobbies included sailing, traveling, car racing and socializing with old and new friends. He loved to be with family, and was always up for a picnic, a reunion or gathering of friends.

He had a vivacious personality, and made friends everywhere he went. He is loved and will be missed by many.

A private family graveside service to be held at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery. A Celebration of Life for family and friends is June 14 at 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 4th Ave N, in Edmonds, WA.

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