[Photo courtesy of Spanish Valley Mortuary]

Marvin Eugene Hopkins, 72, passed away at San Juan Hospital on April 25, 2016.

Marvin was born on August 25, 1943, to Ezra and Aline Hopkins. He married the love of his life, Vivian Morford Hopkins; they were going on their 51st year of a wonderful marriage. He loved fishing, hunting and going on rides on the mountain, taking his love. He loved working in the woods and hauling wood for almost everyone. He was a family man; everything he did one way or another was for his family.

He was known for his stories. He loved getting his grandkids or great-grandkids around and telling them his stories. His kids, grandkids and great-grandkids were the light of his world.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Vivian; three sons: Del Hopkins and grandchildren Julia Hopkins Blackwell, Jentzen, Javin and Jenna Hopkins and four great-grandkids; William Hopkins and grandson Parker Hopkins; Don (Jalaine) Hopkins and grandchildren Stormi, Samantha, Taya, Avery, Destini and Dawn Hopkins and five great-grandchildren; a daughter Lynn (Ray) Hall and her children Skylar, Dakota, Summer, Bradley, Jasper and Devin Hall, and three great grandchildren; five brothers and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

We love ya, dad!

A viewing will be held on Friday, April 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary, followed by cremation. A private family service will take place at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com.