Carolyn C. (Poorman) Hoppe

March 28, 1950 ~ January 30, 2021 (age 70)


On January 30, 2021, Carolyn Coleen Hoppe, age 70, passed from this life at her home in Copperas Cove, Texas. She was preceded into the next life by her parents, Melvin and Barbara Poorman.  She is survived by her husband, Richard Hoppe, her sons, Robert and Andrew Hoppe, her daughter, Jenna Sieben, her daughter in law, Stephanie Hoppe, her son-in-law, Joshua Sieben, and her grandchildren, Natasha, Tia and Ian Rueschhoff, Drew Hoppe and Matthew Sieben.

Carolyn was born on March 28, 1950, in a Denver, Colorado hospital, and lived in the prairie town of Limon, Colorado, until 1966, when her family moved to Colorado Springs where she met her husband, a soldier stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, where, as an upstairs neighbor, flooded her apartment, starting a 43-year love story.

In their 42 years of marriage, Rick and Carol lived an extraordinary life, having lived in Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Missouri, Germany, and Texas.  They operated a dive boat when they lived in Hawaii, explored the charm of Monterey’s Cannery Row when they lived in California, went “sledding” down the gypsum dunes in White Sands, New Mexico, walked through castles and medieval towns in Germany, and toured all over Texas by motorcycle.

Carol’s life included her time as a private investigator, scuba diver, defense attorney’s investigator, armed security agent, member of the Copperas Cove Citizen’s Police Academy, and her rescue and rehabilitation of literally hundreds of birds and small animals.  

Visitation will be held on February 8, 2021, at 1:00-2:00 p.m., at Viss Family Funeral Home. 

In celebration of her life, we will hold a memorial service on February 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 South Farm to Market Road (FM) 116, Copperas Cove, Texas 76522. She will be laid to rest the following day, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, at Central Texas State Veteran’s Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195, Killeen, Texas 76542, at 10:00 a.m., where she will rest alongside her extended military family.

We are asking that, instead of flowers, a donation be made to Texas Humane Heroes,, which is a statewide organization that rescues cats and dogs from high-kill shelters and abuse, neglect and cruelty, nurses them back to health, and finds them forever homes.

Due to COVID restrictions, the family has decided not to hold a reception afterward.



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Funeral Service
February 8, 2021

2:00 PM
Viss Family Funeral Home
1614 South FM116
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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