PAYING TRIBUTE TO CAY HOPKINS
(Extensions of Remarks - June 16, 2004)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1143]
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                     PAYING TRIBUTE TO CAY HOPKINS

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                           HON. SCOTT McINNIS

                              of colorado

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 16, 2004

  Mr. McINNIS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with a heavy heart after 
learning that Colorado has lost one of its truly great citizens. 
Catherine ``Cay'' Hopkins of Pueblo, Colorado recently passed away at 
age seventy-nine. Cay spent her life serving those she loved, and as 
her community and family mourn her passing, I believe it appropriate to 
recognize her life before this body of Congress and this nation.
   Cay was born in Denver on February 10, 1925. She graduated from East 
High School, and later received her bachelor's degree from the 
University of Denver. She moved to Pueblo when she married Dr. William 
Hopkins, a local ophthalmologist, on December 17, 1946.
   Cay began her life of community service upon moving to Pueblo. She 
was the former president of the Pueblo YMCA and the former treasurer of 
the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. She also served as a 
board member of the YWCA, and was chairman of the Mozart festival. Just 
a year ago, Cay was among the nominees for the YWCA's Woman of the Year 
Award.
   Over the decades Cay also served on the Southern Colorado 
Bicentennial Commission, was treasurer of the Colorado State Hospital 
Auxiliary, was president of the Thatcher School Parent Teacher 
Association and served on the Rosemont Museum board as a volunteer 
coordinator. When she was not serving her community, she and her 
husband William were flying to Central America assisting as medical 
missionaries.
   Mr. Speaker, Cay Hopkins will be sorely missed, and although we 
grieve over the loss of this incredible individual, we take comfort in 
the lives she touched and the legacy she leaves behind. My thoughts go 
out to her husband William, daughters Gayle and Sharon, son Greg, and 
the rest of her family during this difficult time of bereavement. I am 
truly honored to pay tribute to her life and memory today.

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