Bar News - June 15, 2016
In Memoriam: William H. Hopkins
William “Bill” Hayes Hopkins, 72, died Saturday, May 14, 2016. Born in Moscow, Idaho, Hopkins was a resident of Pullman, Wash., at the time of his passing.
Hopkins attended Loomis Preparatory School, Yale University, and Vanderbilt Law School. He settled in Plymouth, NH, for his professional career. There, Hopkins practiced law, raised his children and was pivotal in the lives of countless children by opening his home and his heart.
Hopkins loved the White Mountains, his children, food, and travel. He was an avid duplicate bridge player and a certified wine educator. He also forged strong bonds with his pets throughout his lifetime. When he moved to Pullman in 2013, his cat, Bacchus, accompanied him as a faithful friend and companion. His family is tremendously grateful to the staff and caregivers at Regency Pullman (formerly the Whitman Senior Living Community) who helped care for him over the past three years.
He is survived by his former wife, Sister Brendan Dymphna, former wife, Rachel Pomeroy Feher, and their five children, as well as a “Fresh Air Son.” He also leaves six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Appalachian Mountain Club, New Hampshire Peace Action, a local animal shelter, or another charity of one’s choice.
In memory of our colleague, the New Hampshire Bar Association Board of Governors has made a contribution to the NH Bar Foundation.