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In Memory of

Mildred Pauline Colburn Hopson

August 10, 1936 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


Mildred Colburn Hopson passed away on April 1, 2015 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of
78. "Mickey" was born on August 10, 1936 in Red River County, Texas to Walter and Ida
(Perrin) Nelson.
While on a visit with friends in New York City, Mickey met and later married Bob Colburn.
They lived at Fort Lee, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from the Bronx. Later
Mickey and Bob moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1961 and to Gresham, Oregon in 1969,
remaining there.

On October 10, 1985, Mickey married Billy P....

Mildred Colburn Hopson passed away on April 1, 2015 in Gresham, Oregon at the age of
78. "Mickey" was born on August 10, 1936 in Red River County, Texas to Walter and Ida
(Perrin) Nelson.
While on a visit with friends in New York City, Mickey met and later married Bob Colburn.
They lived at Fort Lee, New Jersey, across the Hudson River from the Bronx. Later
Mickey and Bob moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1961 and to Gresham, Oregon in 1969,
remaining there.

On October 10, 1985, Mickey married Billy P. Hopson and they stayed together until
Billy passed away in August 2009.

Mickey enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, fishing, camping, loved animals, and enjoyed
her family. Mickey volunteered for many scholastic activities and was a former cub scout
den leader.

Mickey is survived by her children: Brian Colburn, Gresham, OR., Amy Dietz,
Fairview, OR., Laura Moody, Vancouver, WA. All her children were by her
previous marriage to Robert Colburn (deceased). She is also survived by her five
grandchildren: Sean and Heather Colburn, Christine and Jessica Dietz, and Phillip
Newman. Mickey is also survived by her four siblings: Wayne, Troy, and Max
Nelson and Rachell (Nelson) Smith. She is also survived by her great grandchild,
Lian James Newman. Mickey was preceded in death by her parents and her
brother Tim Raby and sister Katherine Nelson.

Funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Bateman
Carroll Funeral Home located at 520 W. Powell Blvd. in Gresham, Oregon followed
by a 1:00 pm concluding service at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

In lieu of flowers or donations, please enjoy a day in a park or at a river or lake with
your family and think of Mickey.