Lowell John HoopesSt. George UtahLowell John Hoopes passed away on November 14, 2016 at the age of 88 in Provo, Utah. He was born on November 10, 1928 to Riley William and Della Grace Rigby Hoopes at the home of his parents. He attended school in Fairview, Wyoming and graduated from Star Valley High School in Afton, Wyoming. He then went on to college at Utah State University. Dad was a young entrepreneur and for extra cash would catch and descent skunks. One day he went to school and his teacher let him know that he could either come to school OR descent skunks, but not both since the teachers and students couldn't stand the smell. That was the end of his first business opportunity.Lowell dated Joan Treloar in high school. He later baptized Joan a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were later married in the Logan Utah Temple on June 21, 1949. Barry Lee, Janaan, Daniel John and Julie were born into this union. They were later divorced.Lowell loved ranching and horses. Riding the fence line around his Tin Cup Ranch gave him a lot of joy! He also enjoyed winter sports and went with the Star Valley Ski Club with his children to Grand Targhee, Snow King and Teton Village. He was also a journeyman welder. Lowell enjoyed hunting, camping with his family and singing with his guitar around the campfire. He came from a musical family. He played by ear. The many instruments he could play included: harmonica, accordion, piano, and guitar. He also enjoyed farming and "shooting the bull" with family, friends and associates. No one was a stranger to him. Lowell could be found talking for hours while the kids were waiting for more information on what needed to be done next. He loved flying small airplanes and loved to travel.Those surviving are his children, Barry (Judy) Hoopes; Janaan (Darrel) Haskell both from of Pocatello; Dan (LeAnne) Hoopes and Julie (Bill) Nield both of St. George, Utah. He is survived by two siblings: his brother, Frank (Madeline), and his sister, Lenore (Lyle) Clark. He is survived by 22 grandchildren and 72 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews who he enjoyed.He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Hazel Brown (Delbert) Chadwich; William Veral (Donna) Hoopes, Maybelle (Lawrence) Burton, Melvin (Ardell) Hoopes, Lillian (Sheldon) Hoopes Eppich and Jual (T ony) McIntosh. Lowell's life was full with his family and his many friends. His good friend and neighbor, "Coop" Orvid Eugene Cooper was not only a friend, but helped him get to appointments, but spent time together. Special thanks goes to the wonderful care and care givers given at the Dixie Regional Medical Center, St. George, Utah and Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing in Provo, Utah. Interment will be at the Fairview Wyoming Cemetery at 1 p.m. after a viewing at the Latter Day Saint (LDS) Stake Center by the Star Valley Temple at 104 Johnny Miller Dr., Afton, WY. The viewing will be 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on November 19, 2016. The funeral arrangements are being done by Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Parlor, Grantsville, UT. Gene Hoopes, the Mortician, is a nephew of Lowell.