Josephine Mary Hopper
(1922 - 2008)

Josephine Mary Hopper
Nickname: Jo

Michigan, United States of America
July 22, 1922

Michigan, United States of America
December 6, 2008

Guest Book
I pray that God will comfort your hearts with his love and that you know you will see her again soon.
Rachel Wiesman
April 3rd, 2018
Three years.........It's such a hard time of year. Missing you so much. Guess I always will. It's such a comfort to KNOW you are in a wonderful place with Dad and Jim and Grandma and Grandpa.
December 6th, 2011
I'm 40 now Grandma...wish you were here to enjoy some birthday cake with me!!!
Kendra Webster
November 20th, 2011
I'm never going to stop missing you, Mom.
Sandy (daughter)
October 27th, 2011
Jim is with you and Dad and Jimmy now. Once we were six and now we are three. Huge hole in my heart...........At least I know Jim is happy and without pain, as you all are, but it still hurts not to have you phosically in my life.
March 4th, 2011
I finally found the painting at the hospital. Kendra and I visited it before Thanksgiving and I took Joanne, Bill, and Megan the day after Thanksgiving. Glad you're not around to see all of the changes. You left and everything changed.
December 1st, 2010
Elizabeth passed away yesterday. I know you liked having her for your next door neighbor in Brecon. Now Elaine and I have even more in common. :(
Sandy (daughter)
April 8th, 2010
Thanks for being with me today, Mom. We're back to you taking care of me. I like that. Hope you liked the flowers I put by the headstone Mother's Day. They are a reminder of all of the flowers you bought when we went to Turner's every Mother's Day. It was a tough day.....for all of us.
Sandy Webster (daughter)
May 12th, 2009
I am thinking of everything that you ever gave to me, Grandma, and I am deeply grateful to you. I miss you each and every day, but I am glad you are free to fly with the angels now. You finally got to go home.
Kendra Webster
March 23rd, 2009
It's still hard to believe I can't pick up the phone and call you. I have started to call you so many times and my heart aches when I realize I won't be able to say I love you and have you answer "I love you too, Joanne". You were always there to listen and I miss you so much. Because you never cut our conversation short, I am trying to be a better listener and mother to Craig and Megan. Thank you for always being there.
Joanne Rosenberg
February 23rd, 2009
A friend in watercolor class's mom ,also a student, is in the hospital with pneumonia. It brought up a lot of memories and I realized that I miss even the bad times we went through. I guess I just miss YOU. Most of the time, I'm just numb. It hurts too much to think about it all right now so I try not to.
Sandy Webster
February 12th, 2009
I miss her too. I wish more family members were visiting the site and/or making comments to let us know they are here. I think this is a nice reminder that none of us is walking alone through the grieving process.
Kendra Webster (granddaughter)
January 18th, 2009
I just listen to the song You'll Never Walk Alone for the 5th time, and I am so thankful Mom will never be alone again.She walked through many storms and held her head as high as she could...I miss her so much.
Joanne Rosenberg (daughter)
January 18th, 2009
I am finding, now that Grandma is gone, that I have two, distinct, sets of memories about her. I remember her when she was at home, and then after she hurt her back and was in the nursing home for the first time. When she was at home, I remember her always having oreo cookies in her cookie jar (the fig newtons were in her cupboard), mint life savers in her candy dish, and she and I having pizza (ham, pepperoni, mushroom, green pepper and onion) on Friday nights. I remember her laugh, her smile and how much she enjoyed Bastian, her yorkie. Grandma was always dressed like she was ready to go out at any time, with hair, makeup and jewelry all coordinated with the outfit of the day. I also remember her worrying about stuff like how sharply cut the blades of grass were in her yard, how she would always see me when I walked by her house and would yell out her door to ask me where I was going, and how, when I was in charge of shoveling her snow, that I needed to be down there doing it as soon as that last flake fell! I remember pounding on her door when I got stuck driving in a scary thunderstorm and her house was the closest one at which to stop (she was in the basement at the time, afraid that it was a tornado, so my unexpected knocking on the door pretty much scared the hell out of her!). I remember sharing my poems with her, and telling her my worries, fears hopes and dreams of the day (from age 12 to just a few years ago....and she never repeated a one of them). My second set of memories are of a little old lady (Grandma didn't look at day over 60 until she was about 81). She hated the food in the nursing home, wasn't thrilled to move to Brecon, but was willing to as a short term stop before she could "go home," and, finally, after her dementia really set in, a sweet, non-anxious lady who loved hugs, kisses, stuffed animals, jokes that made her laugh and, of course, her daily diet of Sprite, spiced gum drops and dove chocolate. In a way, I was blessed to not have to watch her slow and painful decline into death because I live so far away, but, it was also very painful and difficult to know it was happening to someone I love so much, and I couldn't be there to comfort her during those confusing and painful times. I am just so glad that there were those around her who she did trust and love, and that my mom, uncles, aunts and cousins could be there by her side, even at the very end. I miss all of these memories, and would give anything today to get a phone call from her....even if it was just her wondering when I am going to come down and shovel her snow! I know it is snowing today in Michigan, and I just wonder what it looks and feels like from her new perspective on the world. I do know that she loves us all very, very much, and that this has and will never matter if she is with us here in person or not.
Kendra Webster (Granddaughter)
January 10th, 2009
Pink flowers remind me of you, Mom. The snow reminds me of how you hated it piling up on the sidewalk and driveway.
Sandy Webster (daughter)
January 10th, 2009
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"Please welcome Travis' mom and brother for me into whatever is next. It is comforting to know that you are there with them. I miss you, Grandma."
Kendra Webster
January 2nd, 2013
"Two years have passed and I miss you even more. I wear the Snoopy shirt you wore when you volunteered at Saline Hospital just about every evening over my pj's. Makes me feel good to have you so close."
Joanne Rosenberg
January 23rd, 2011
"I miss you Grandma....Christmas will never be the same without you."
Kendra Webster
December 24th, 2010
"I miss you......"
Sandy WEbster
August 4th, 2010
"It was strange to be in the old Chelsea Pharmacy, which is ZooZoo's now. I felt you and Dad for a couple of minutes while I was standing in line."
Sandy Webster
March 2nd, 2010
"A year has passed. Thnk you for visiting me as often as you have..even if you did scare the bejeebies out of me. It has been comforting to know you're with me now and then. I know you are so happy but I do miss being able to hug you."
Sandy WEbster
December 31st, 2009
"Bet you got aq kic k out of us all being out there in the rain eating shrimp and chicken wings and drinking Sprite.What a sight we must have been but it was that important that we honor your birthday. Miss you, even tho I know you are happy."
Sandy Webster
July 27th, 2009
"I'm still amazed at yesterday. I knew you'd be back when I needed you."
May 13th, 2009
"Happy Mother's Day week. I picked out a painting I know you will love. Hope the artist will sell it because it is perfect."
May 12th, 2009
"Just missing you today, Grandma....and still can't really believe you have moved on."
Kendra Webster
April 3rd, 2009


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