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Joanne Schneider Hopkins

October 7, 1929 –
 August 27, 2022


Joanne Schneider Hopkins quietly passed away August 27, 2022 (92) at her home at Twin Rivers Assisted Living.

She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Howell Hopkins, Jr., her parents, John William Earl Schneider and his wife Lorraine Causey Schneider, her brothers Bill Schneider and Ted Schneider.  She is survived by her 3 children; Robert Howell Hopkins, III (Dorothy Gehring Hopkins), Matthew William Hopkins (Tammi Sobel Hopkins) and Paula Hopkins Wuerthele. Additionally survived by her grandchildren; Amanda Hopkins (Laura), Robert Howell Hopkins IV (Michelle) and Sarah Hopkins Palan (Luke); Reese Sutherland Hopkins (Kelly) and Jennifer Hopkins Gladney (Justin); Ryan Scott Wuerthele and Paige Wuerthele. And her great grandchildren; Frances Palan, Walter Wolf Palan; Levi James Gladney and Grace Esther Gladney; and James Quinn Hopkins.

Joanne was born October 7, 1929 in Houston, Texas. She was a 6th generation Houstonian. She graduated from Houston Lamar High School in 1948 and headed to Fort Worth, Texas where she went to Texas Christian University, met her husband Robert, and graduated with a degree in home economics (you don’t hear of that degree anymore) in 1952. They married August 16, 1952 in Houston at the Bethany Christian Church. They lived in Boston for a short time before moving to Dallas to start their family with the birth of Hal in 1956 and Matt in 1958 and later that year moved to Roswell, New Mexico where Paula was born in 1964. Their time in New Mexico was spent raising their family and making many lifelong friendships. In 1968 they returned to Dallas, Texas.

Being a supportive wife and mother, Joanne dedicated her life to her family giving her time and effort toward church, Scouting (2 Eagles & 1 Bluebird), TCU football and basketball, Dallas Cowboys, Northway Christian Church, Meals on Wheels, TCU Women’s Club, March of Dimes walks, and summers and daycare with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She treasured her time with Robert and her family, spending many summers in the Colorado mountains at Elk Creek Ranch.  Later in life she took care of her husband when he suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease.  She had a true servant’s heart.

Our thanks go to the employees at Twin Rivers Assisted Living in Richardson, Texas and Amity Hospice for the love and compassion they showed to our beautiful mom.

Joanne was a long-time member of Northway Christian Church (7202 W. NWH, Dallas, TX 75225) where her memorial service will be held at 4:00PM, October 7, 2022 (her 93rd birthday). Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers consider donating your time to Meals on Wheels or Northway Christian Church, (


2 Thoughts on Joanne Schneider Hopkins
    Rahel Hagos
    7 Oct 2022

    I am so sorry your mom passed she was a kind person with a beautiful heart she brightens the rhe room when she walks she will be missed again I am so sorry my prayers are with the family

    Rahel Hagos
    7 Oct 2022

    I am so sorry your mom passed she was a kind person with a beautiful heart she brightens the room when she walks she will be missed again I am so sorry my prayers are with the family

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