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Jim C. Hopkins June 24, 1945 - October 15, 2020

Jim C. Hopkins

Jim C Hopkins passed away on October 14th 2020

Jim C Hopkins was born on June 24th, 1945 in Perryville Arkansas to Benjamin and Dovie (Belk) Hopkins. He was an only child and his father passed away when he was a young child.  As a teenager he loved working on cars.  Jim was passing through California with a friend, when he met the love of his life at Dick Church’s restaurant.  Jim ended up staying in California and the rest is history. Jim and Cindy married in Costa Mesa on August 14th, 1971.  They made their first home in Huntington Beach.  They had their first-born Jason (1971) followed by their second son Travis (1974) when they moved to the Westminster area.

Jim convinced his wife Cindy to move to Idaho in 1976 to start a new life in a rural area close to Middleton.  Jim started his Classic Auto Body Business and Cindy stayed home and was a nanny for other families. They had their last child Alicia (1977) when they moved to Nampa Idaho. They moved to Boise in 1978 where they lived in the same house for 19 years. They then built there forever home in Boise.

Jim enjoyed panning for gold, working on cars, and watching old westerns.  Jim and Cindy’s lives were filled with simple pleasures.  Summers were camping in the mountains, riding 4 wheelers off the beaten path.  Their dog Suzie would always be along for the ride with her crate on the front and Cindy would be on the back.  They enjoyed relaxing at their favorite Hot Springs at Burgdorf where they would sit and enjoy the amazing mountain views.  They loved biking along the greenbelt and taking walks in Kathryn Albertson’s Park. Winters were sitting by a fire in the burn barrel that Jim built in the shop out back. They would sit in a swing dreaming of the next summer adventures.

Jim is survived by his son Jason Hopkins of Caldwell, son Travis Hopkins of Boise, and daughter and son in law Brian and Alicia Nefzger of Meridian. He is also survived by his grandchildren Chelsee, Ella and Gavin.

Jim will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr. in Garden City.  Social distancing and masks will be required.  A private funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 am.

To watch the service online, please visit https://vimeo.com/469306214

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor of Garden City.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr. in Garden City.  Social distancing and masks will be required.  A private funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 am.

To watch the service online, please visit https://vimeo.com/469306214

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    Nalani Sword says

    Jim’s presence enriched and blessed my life. I loved teasing him on how good looking he was when he smiled.

    He did an awesome job of body work and painting on my LHS as well as on my Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle.

    All I had to do was call Cindy and Jim for help and it never failed, they came to my rescue.

    Jim was greatly loved and will be greatly missed!

    I am here for you always, Cindy.

    My condolences to you and the whole family and to all those who knew you and loved y’all.

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