William Stephen Hopkins, Jr. of Orcas Island, Washington State, died of heart failure on May 1, 2020. His family and friends called him Steve.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Terry (Latourette) Hopkins in January of 2015.
Steve is survived by his daughters Gaye Hopkins and Candy Jackins and their families of Calgary Canada. He is also survived by his sister Sally Hopkins of Everett, Washington, and brother John Hopkins of Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Steve earned a bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Washington in Seattle and a PhD in Geology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He was a geologist for the Canadian Government, based in Calgary, and focused on the exploration for oil in the arctic Canadian islands.
After retirement Steve and Terry returned to the United States and settled on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Steve could not stay retired for long and soon took up real estate and public service as a participant on the Orcas Island Port commission and on the San Juan County Board of Equalization.
Steve had a love of animals, and any pet fortunate enough to be in his home was loved and well cared for. He leaves behind his dear Piper, who will miss him terribly.
As per Steve's wishes, no funeral or memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Orcas Island Animal Shelter.
To share memories of Steve, please sign the online guestbook at www.evanschapel.com