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Steven B. Hopwood

Rank:  Retired Unknown
Cause: Natural

 

Entered Into Eternal Rest
Saturday, November 19, 2005

17 Feb 1955 - 19 Nov 2005  

On Saturday, 19 November 2005, our beloved Steven Britt Hopwood, 50, of Rapid City died suddenly in Terrell County, Texas.

Steven was born 17 February 1955 in Salina, KS.  A happy child who loved to swim and always made others smile; he spent most of his childhood in Kansas.  On 1 June 1973, he graduated from Clay Center Community High School in Clay Center, KS.  Upon his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served 20 honorable years traveling across the globe in support of freedom.  After proudly serving his country, he attended Black Hills State University where in May of 1998, he earned two Bachelors of Science Degrees, on in Composite Physical Science and the other in Chemistry.  He then joined the Civil Service in 1999 as a Base Program and Circuit Manager at Buckley AFB in Aurora, CO.  After receiving several esteemed honors as a civil service employee, Steve was offered the career he had always wanted as Communication Consultant for By Light Communications.

A supportive and caring, husband, father, and son who always put his family first, Steve was dedicated to being the best family man.  On 26 August 1975, he married Mary Tobin of Great Falls, MT.  Together they raised two beautiful children Shana and Stacy.  His warm and inviting presence was always felt as he attended and volunteered at both school and community functions.  He had a charm about him that made everyone feel like family.

Throughout his life, Steve was an avid adventurer who enjoyed all types of outdoor activities and water sports.  His continuous love for soccer found him on numerous teams and playing around the world.  Music remained one of his many passions throughout his life and could always be heard through his magnificent voice.  A world traveler who spanned six of the seven continents and never found one stranger among the people he met.

Known for his charismatic smile and unrelenting wit, Steve lived every day to the fullest and enjoyed the simplest things life had to offer.  Althought his body has left us, his essence remains.  Our memories of him will comfort us during our times of sorrow and bring us unrelenting happiness throughout our years.

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