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Hopkins, Barbara Jan

Hopkins, Barbara Jan

March 29, 1945 — February 19, 2020

Barbara Jan Hopkins, 74, passed away February 19, 2020 in Kansas City, MO. She was comforted at the time of her death by her daughters, Denise and Deanna; her son-in-law, Steve; and her nurses, Pam and Dena. She left quickly as was her habit and many family members were not able to be at her bedside.

Barbara is survived by her 3 children: Denise & Steve Greenbaum, Deanna & Jon Jackson, and Donald De Freitas; her 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren: AJ & Serena Burningham (Noah & Mason), Mike & Jehna Betts (Alyssa, Dominick, Kaylynn, and Sarina), Matt Burningham, Alexandria Jackson & Eric Abbate, Dylan & Jamie Jackson (Ally, Chloe, & Sophia) and Jesse & Kaily Jackson (Ainslea, Aidan, & AnnaBella); and her brother, Charles Lindstrom. She is preceded in death by her parents Jack and Maxine Lindstrom; her brother, Richard Lindstrom; and the “Love of her Life” Duane De Freitas.

Barbara was born in San Francisco, California as Barbara Jan Lindstrom. She grew up in Pasadena, CA. She later moved to Las Vegas, NV, Winnemucca, NV, Conway, AR, and Kansas City, MO. Barbara had an eclectic career as a caterer, food truck operator, waitress, bartender, change person, and many others. Barbara was always a “People Person” and was never happier than when she was in a crowd of friends and family. She enjoyed dancing, soap operas, bingo, bridge, and parties.

Barbara’s passion was Social Work. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Social Work from UNLV in 1995. She was a Social Worker in Nevada (Las Vegas, Winnemucca, and Battle Mountain). She gave a class recently on handling stress at her home for her neighbors. Until the end, she wanted to help people cope with life issues.

A small service was held Friday, February 21, 2020 at her home, Little Sisters of the Poor in Kansas City, MO.

In lieu of any external tributes, please honor her with a glass of wine and a song. She would be pleased.

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A small service was held Friday, February 21, 2020 at her home, Little Sisters of the Poor in Kansas City, MO.

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