Rosemary Robertson Hopmann, 88, of Dumas, passed away on February 13, 2020.
Mrs. Hopmann was born on October 4, 1931 in Houston, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Charles Lee Robertson Sr. and Olah Hunter Robertson.
She was a 1950 graduate of John Reagan High School in Houston, Texas. She married Ernest Hopmann on February 23, 1951. They lived in Houston during the time of Ernest’s military service in the United States Coast Guard and his attendance at the University of Houston. In 1959, they moved to Dumas where they farmed until their retirement in the early 1990s.
Mrs. Hopmann served in leadership positions as a member of the Dumas First United Methodist Church. She served on the administrative board, altar guild, United Methodist Women, Circle V, and the Susanna Wesley Sunday school class. Having known about churches in Houston that had bereavement committees, Mrs. Hopmann brought the idea to the Dumas church where she and her dear friend Phyllis Freeman started a bereavement committee. The committee still serves the church well today.
Mrs. Hopmann was also a life member of the Eastern Star. She loved to cook and cooked for many. She loved to fish and was proud to pull them in from her private fishing dock built by Tuffy. She was was a treasure who will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles Lee Robertson, Jr.; and three sisters, Margaret Robertson Eubanks, Anita Olah Robertson Rodeheaver and Sarah Ann Roberston Boyd.
Survivors are her husband, Ernest Otto Hopmann, Jr. of Dumas; a son, Ernest “Bo” Hopmann, III and his wife, Lisa of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Dawne Hill and her husband, James “Tuffy” of Dumas; five grandchildren, Daniel Hill and wife Katie, Wade Hill and wife Whitney, Kristen Siegerist and husband Clayton, Elizabeth Hopmann and Anita Hopmann; and six great grandchildren, Parker Hill, Eli Hill, Woods Hill, Poppy Hill, Rosemary Siegerist and Estelle Siegerist.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 15 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Dumas United Methodist Church, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the church. Dr. Tandy Hanson will officiate and David Walt will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be at the Walnut Lake Cemetery in Pickens.
Memorials may be made to Dumas First United Methodist Church, 230 Court Street, Dumas, Arkansas 71639.