Ivan Roy Hooper

23 February 1931–7 April 1986 (Age 55)
Grays Harbor, Washington, United States

The Life Summary of Ivan Roy

When Ivan Roy Hooper was born on 23 February 1931, in Grays Harbor, Washington, United States, his father, Roy Thomas Hooper, was 28 and his mother, Vella Robison, was 22. He married Gwen Sylvia Terrill in October 1952, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States in 1986. He registered for military service in 1950. He died on 7 April 1986, in Seaside, Clatsop, Oregon, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

Photos and Memories (18)

Do you know Ivan Roy? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Ivan Roy Hooper
Gwen Sylvia Terrill
Marriage: October 1952
Kerri Lynn Hooper

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

Age 1
Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1940 · Galloping Gertie
Age 9
Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act
Age 16
The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

(1997: 12528;2007: 25760; 2010: 34247)English (southwestern): occupational name for a cooper, someone who fitted wooden or metal hoops on wooden casks and barrels, or a barrel-maker, from Middle English hoper, an agent derivative of hop ‘hoop, band’. Compare Cooper .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names


Story Highlight

Teaching Gwen Hooper (mom) to drive- Hail the size of golf balls

From son Rick: About 1964 Dad decided it was about time for mom, Gwen, to learn to drive his 4 wheel drive, Dodge, crew cab, stick shift, pickup. Terri, Lynn, Diane and I were in the pickup bed as we …

Sources (7)

  • Ivan Hooper in household of Roy T Hooper, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ivan Roy Hooper, "Oregon Death Index, 1971-2008"
  • Mr Ivan Roy Hooper, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.