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Craig Hoppie

May 11, 1969 — December 1, 2021

Craig Darrell Hoppie, our amazing and beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend, passed away on December 1, 2021.

Craig was born May 11, 1969, in Santa Ana, California, to Wayne Darrell Hoppie (deceased) and Judith Gale Jenkins Hoppie. Craig was joyfully welcomed into life by his three older sisters, Kelly, Kimberly, and Pamela. He was then blessed by the addition of two younger brothers, Daniel and Jeffrey.

Craig grew up in Fountain Valley, California and has many life-long friends from his early years. Craig had a smile for everyone, and he could talk to anyone about almost anything. He was also very generous, both with his time, his knowledge, and his energy. In fact, Craig's generosity extended even into the millions of dollars, which he planned to give away to family and friends after someday winning the lottery. Of course, Craig's expectation for larger-than-life riches was truly satisfied in the greatest prizes of his life: his family and friends.

Craig served a full-time mission in the Iowa Des Moines Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

After a 30-day whirlwind romance, Craig proposed to the love of his life, Jenny Rebecca Packard. They were married on October 30, 1992, in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their 29-year marriage began with four years of wonderful adventures together, during which they became best friends and prepared for their children to arrive. Their union was blessed with four wonderful children, Brandon Michael (1996), Zachary Daniel (1998), Nathan Andrew (2000), and Megan Dru (2003).

Craig held many interesting jobs, most of which allowed him to help others. During the first 12 years of his marriage, Craig was a skilled Master Mechanic. Although he didn't always love working on cars, he often volunteered to help others with their mechanical needs. Craig then moved on to working for six years in the most important job of his life: being a stay-at-home dad. He later worked as a police officer (where he mastered a variety of policing skills he later shared with others as an instructor), a long-haul truck driver, a customer service trainer, and an Uber driver. Craig loved sharing his knowledge with others and helping them become better at their jobs. Craig never met a stranger; he could talk to everyone, whether it was an arrestee thanking him for his kindness, a random stranger sitting in the back seat of his car, or the person standing next to him in the grocery line.

In the weeks leading up to his death, Craig started to feel tired and had a hard time catching his breath. On November 17th, he was admitted to Intermountain Medical Center, where it was determined he had suffered a heart attack. He underwent open heart surgery the following day and, despite receiving incredible care over the next 14 days, Craig succumbed to complications from his heart attack. He died early on December 1st, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

Craig will be missed by family and friends. Those who knew him are forever touched by his humor, his love and compassion, his straight talk, and his ability to see the importance of each individual. He is survived by his wife, Jenny Hoppie; children Brandon, Zachary, Nathan, and Meghan; mother, Judith Hoppie; siblings, Kelly (Richard) McNitt, Kimberly (Joe) Moschetti, Pamela (Andy) Johnson, Daniel (Amy) Hoppie, and Jeffrey (Samantha) Hoppie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other loving extended family.

Craig would want there to be fun and the sharing of great memories of him at his funeral. Please come prepared to take a few minutes to write down a memory or attribute of Craig, or to share a memory about how Craig's life has touched yours. Notecards will be provided.

To watch the services virtually please click on the link below

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87942168818?pwd=c01aYW51bGtWaTUrNGpsdTZLYVYrQT09

Services for Craig will be as follows:

 Viewing:
Anderson & Sons Mortuary
49 East 100 North, American Fork
Sunday, December 5, 2021, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 Viewing and funeral:
American Fork 4th Ward Building
455 East 300 North, American Fork
Monday, December 6, 2021
- Viewing: 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
- Funeral: 11:00 a.m.

 Interment:
American Fork Cemetery

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing

Sunday, December 5, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Anderson and Sons American Fork

49 E 100 N, American Fork, UT 84003

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Public Viewing

Monday, December 6, 2021

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

American Fork 4th Ward

UT

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 6, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

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