Elsie-Eloise (Hyde) Hopkins
Elsie-Eloise (Hyde) Hopkins, 88, died October 8, 2010 in Haverhill
following her extended illness. She was the wife of Wendell Hopkins of
in Wheeling West Virginia in 1921, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Roger
and Sophie (Grosscurth) Hyde, she lived in Calais Maine until attending
and graduating from
Bouve College. As a physical therapist she volunteered for service in
World War II in the
U.S. Army Medical Corp,
a First Lieutenant attached to the 16th
in the European Theatre. She was decorated with the European Theatre
ribbon and three bronze Battle Stars for the Battles of Normandy, the
and the Rhineland.
At the end of the war she enrolled in
earned a Bachelorís Degree in Science
and Masters Degree in Science for her work with Polio patients.
After marriage and raising five children she returned to professional
life as a school psychologist in the Lowell Public Schools until her
retirement. A lifelong writer, she devoted time to her writing at her
home on Stackyard Road, Rowley. She
attended the 16th General Army Hospital Reunions throughout
her life and benefited from the lifelong camaraderie that grew out of
shared wartime experiences. She served as the first woman Commander of
the Rowley VFW Post 5707 .
In addition to her husband she is survived by five children, Wendy,
Kenneth, Elaine, Brian and Walter, six grand children and four
great-grandchildren who she deeply loved.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, and will be announced
by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.
Her family would like to thank her friends and many loving caregivers,
including the staff at Merrimac Valley Hospice and Pennacook Place. To
support her family you may write to 1 Maplewood Terrace, Haverhill,