David R Hopkins
After the loss of his grandfather when he was 14, David felt a calling to care for others by entering the funeral profession. He was raised in the small southern California town of Ojai, and met his wife, Amy, while attending American River College of Mortuary Science in Sacramento, California. As an apprentice, David was taught and trained by some of the finest funeral directors. His experience spans the Sacramento Valley and Crescent City, both in California, before his work in the Umpqua Valley. David and Amy fell in love with the beautiful Umpqua Valley in 2010, when they moved into Oregon to get away from the rain of the Northern California Coast.
David is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, Laurel Lodge #13 AFM, the Odd Fellows, and the Scottish
Rite. David is President and Sexton of Cedar Hill Cemetery in Oakland and
Sexton of the Roseburg Odd Fellows Cemetery. David was honored by the local
veteran’s community with a Four Chaplains Legion of Honor induction in 2020. Additionally,
he was an adult leader with the Boy Scouts of America, holding the rank of
Eagle Scout himself. Both David and his wife enjoy spending time in the
community, at local events, and helping people. Family, faith and community are
big influences in their lives.