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SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 397
Offered February 5, 2013
Celebrating the life of Iva Mary Hopkins.
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Patron-- Obenshain
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WHEREAS, Iva Mary Hopkins, a respected dietitian and Blacksburg resident, died on January 20, 2013; and

WHEREAS, Iva Hopkins was born in Norfolk on December 1, 1929, and graduated from Carrsville High School in Carrsville; and

WHEREAS, attending Virginia Tech, Iva Hopkins earned a bachelorís degree in 1952 and a masterís degree in 1956; and

WHEREAS, in 1971, Iva Hopkins began a long career in dietetics as a registered dietitian at what is now known as Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital; and

WHEREAS, working in several capacities at various hospitals, medical facilities, and nursing homes until 1997, Iva Hopkins helped patients eat right and lead healthier, happier lives; and

WHEREAS, a respected leader in the field of dietetics, Iva Hopkins served as a member of the American Dietetic Association and as the president of the Virginia Dietetic Association (VDA) from 1993 to 1994; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of her service to countless patients, Iva Hopkins received the Virginia Distinguished Dietitian award from the VDA in 1996; and

WHEREAS, an active member of the community, Iva Hopkins served as the worthy matron at Ingles Chapter No. 96 of the Order of the Eastern Star; she also served as a grand representative to the Grand Chapter of Saskatchewan, Canada; and

WHEREAS, Iva Hopkins was a longtime, active member of the Montgomery County Republican Committee; and

WHEREAS, Iva Hopkins enjoyed faith and fellowship with the community at Blacksburg Baptist Church, where she served on many committees, including the Board of Deacons; and

WHEREAS, Iva Hopkins is survived by her husband, Mansell; children Herbert, Robert, Barbara, and Dwight, and their families; and many other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate, the House of Delegates concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Iva Mary Hopkins, a respected dietitian and an active contributor to the Blacksburg community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Iva Mary Hopkins as an expression of the General Assemblyís respect for her memory.