David was born November 4th, 1965 to Walter and Louise (Walter's first wife)Hooper and Mark was born July 1st, 1972. I met and married Walter in 1982 and our family completely meshed together as one. We have been very blessed by this. From the very start all of our biological children formed a very tight bond and there has never been any distinction between biological and step children.
David is survived by his mother Louise Coggin and her husband Larry, his father Walter Hooper and myself Jackie Hooper, one daughter Naomi Hooper, his son David Hooper Jr., grandson London Hooper and three sisters, Laurie Hooper, Tammy Diaz and Pamela Wright. Mark never married and is survived by the same parents and family members.
On Monday night last week they were heading home after stopping off to grab a root beer and failed to negotiate a very sharp curve. The pick-up rolled and both were killed instantly around seven p.m.. They were found early the next morning, Tuesday the 20th. During the upcoming months I will share more with you about their lives intermittently between other posts.
At this time we as a family wish to share with you the lovely simple 'Country Cowboy Graveside Service'. Naturally as a family we are devastated but have found great peace in knowing they were saved and are now in heaven with Jesus our Lord and Savior. We are grateful for the time they were here on this earth. This post is dedicated to their memory. We did not attend a funeral. We attended a 'Celebration of their Lives'!
We wish to share this excerpt from 'Ode To Intimations of Immortality' by William Wordsworth with you. It is one of my favorite poems and I believe to be a very positive outlook when dealing with loss.
What though the radiance which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.
Spirit In The Sky is a great tune. I hope you stop a minute and have a listen.
~Marky's favorite song was 'Jesus Loves Me'.
This one's for you Marky. We will always remember your wonderful smile and how very happy you always were. You kept us all laughing all of the time no matter what was going on. You were and will always be a great blessing to all that knew and loved you! You and your brother David will forever be in our hearts and are loved very very much by so many. Thank you God for sharing them with us here on earth!
God bless and peace to all from our family to yours!