Leigh Hooper

December 22, 1936 - September 17, 2023
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It is with great sadness that the family of Judith Leigh Hooper, age 86, announces her passing away early Sunday morning, September 17, 2023. Leigh was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and eventually succumbed to its effects. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. Leigh is survived by two daughters, Karan Cook (Dr. L.D. Cook) and Sheryl Miller (Dr. Arden Miller).
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Jim Louderbaugh left a message on September 29, 2023:
To the Hooper Family, I'm sorry for your loss. Leigh was a wonderful friend and a bright light to me. She always had a nice thing to say to me that was always uplifting. She made the world a better place to live. She will be missed. May she rest in peace alongside her wonderful husband Richard. She left his voice on her voicemail so that all of us would remember him as well. That was a special love.
David C Torgeson left a message on September 28, 2023:
As Dick & Leigh's Allstate agent of many years, many conversations and situations, Leigh always had that spark and laugh and a true joy to know and serve. I am sorry for the family's loss and how ironic that Leigh's funeral is also my last day as a Allstate agent after 34 years of service ! Being a US Marine veteran Leigh loved to show off her USMC red painted nails !! She was a great Patriot herself !
Rhonda Brown left a message on September 26, 2023:
Leigh came into our beauty shop to get her hair done by Denise for years. She was such a hoot! She always came by to visit with me everytime she came in. I always looked forward to my conversations with her. We laughed so hard at her stories! We loved her so much and she will be deeply missed. My deepest condolences to the whole family. She was one of a kind and I wish there were more people in the world like her❤️
Melissa Speers left a message on September 19, 2023:
Leigh was all about the hype. Whether she was cheering on her Chiefs, or your latest accomplishment, she was loud and proud. When she walked into a room hearts were instantly lighter and there was sure to be some shared laughter. She always had advice. Some of it was admittedly inappropriate, but you never forgot it. Those pieces of wisdom will surely stick with us forever. Leigh often spoke fondly of her late husband. She was truly his biggest fan. I knew all of her children and grandchildren without even meeting them. The daughters that I did meet were a reflection of her beauty inside and out. I hope everyone knows how often they came up and how proud she is of them. She loved you all so much. She told me her family was her lifeblood. That family and her orneriness is what kept her going as hard as she did. And boy did she! She was an unstoppable force of a woman. I can only imagine how stubborn she must of been in her youth. I’m deeply sorry for the loss of this beautiful, kind, wondrous, and above all, loving soul. I pray you all find comfort in the days ahead. Be there for each other through all of those “firsts” without her but know she is always with you. That cheer in the background of every new accomplishment no matter how small. With Love, From That 49ers Fan (but at least it’s not the Raiders)
Brett Griffin left a message on September 18, 2023:
Leigh was an amazing person and had a great heart. She will be missed.
Greenlawn left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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