June 16, 2004 - Issue: Vol. 150, No. 83 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 2nd Session
PAYING TRIBUTE TO CAY HOPKINS
(Extensions of Remarks - June 16, 2004)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1143] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] PAYING TRIBUTE TO CAY HOPKINS ______ 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. ____________________