Laurine (LaMarche) Hopson

CENTENNIAL, Colo. – Laurine (LaMarche) Hopson lost her battle with brain cancer on March 7, 2014, at her home in Colorado. Her loving husband Jim and her caring family were at her side.

Laurine was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Alice LaMarche; and two sisters, Patricia McMartin and Janice Nelson.

Laurine is survived by her husband, Jim Hopson; and her two daughters, Jennifer Cartwright and her two children, Carley and Trestin; and Annie and Nelson Bustamante and their three children, Isaac, Samantha, and Cecilia.

She is also survived by five sisters and two brothers, Della Willa of Wilson, Linda (Emil) LaFave of Wilson, Maurice (Jo) LaMarche of Nevada, Dale (Randy) Roszak of Minnesota, Debbie (Charles) Kinsaul of Manistique, Gerald “Buck” (Debby) LaMarch of Gladstone, and Alice “Micki” (Mark) Spry of Nevada.

Laurine “Wein” Hopson was born in Escanaba, graduated high school in 1972 and began her adventures through several states, finally settling in Colorado. She was an accomplished stained glass artist with many works that are featured in several churches and homes of family and friends. Her uncanny ability to make us laugh with all the “characters” she portrayed will keep us laughing for some time to come.

She also created a line of clay figures she aptly named “Weenie Babies” which she sold successfully and shared with all of us. We will cherish them deeply. “Wein,” and her husband Jim, also loved riding their Harley in their spare time.

Laurine was buried in Colorado. A service to “Celebrate her Life” will be held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church at 210 S. Lincoln Road, Escanaba, on Sunday, April 6, beginning at 1 p.m. A meal will follow at the Wells Township Hall. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts will be sent to Jim Hopson to help cover medical expense