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Obiturary : Remembering Heather Mary Hooper

On March 13, 2014 Heather Mary Hooper passed away after a brave and lengthy battle with cancer, remaining optimistic throughout her fight for life. She was preceded in death by her loving parents Mary and Lester Hooper, and her only sibling, Norman Hooper. She is survived by a number of cousins and relatives, and will be fondly remembered by her many friends, acquaintances and associates.
Heather was born on July 1, 1949 and raised in Ventura and Summerland She graduated from Carpentaria High School and moved to Pomona in the late 1970’s, which remained her residence for the remainder of her life. Her greatest life passion was family genealogy and with her intelligence, hard working nature and amazing research skills, she connected with “new” relatives as the result of putting in long hours of research. One of her greatest joys was locating the burial site of some of your ancestors interned at the oldest non-sectarian cemetery in Southern California, Savannah Memorial Park in Rosemead. Heather became an invaluable asset as a dedicated volunteer and knowledgeable board member for this historic cemetery and was instrumental in helping Savannah receive a California Historical Landmark designation. She welcomed requests from relatives of those buried at the Cemetery who wanted to learn more about their deceased relatives and was always willing to help in any way she could for the betterment of Savannah. Heather’s dedication and resourcefulness will be missed by all those who knew her and she will forever be admired for her fortitude and determination in living her productive and fulfilling life.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. If you would like more information, please contact Janice Wiggins White at (626) 443-8325.
In honor of her memory, please consider a donation to Savannah Memorial Park, P.O. Box 4247, El Monte, CA 91734.

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