Roxanne Lea (Surprise) Hopper passed peacefully at her home in Ralston, OK on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at the age of 59.
Roxanne was born in WaKeeney, KS on January 19, 1958, to David Lee Surprise and Norma Elaine (Huber) Surprise. The first of four daughters, she spent her early years in Kansas. The family moved to Fairfax, OK in 1971 and Roxanne attended Fairfax Schools. She graduated from Ross Case High School with the Red Devil Class of 1976. Roxanne studied at O.S.U. where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Fairfax, OK.
Roxanne married Justin Gibson in Fairfax, OK where they made their home. They were blessed with the joy of her life, a son J.D. Gibson.
She worked as a social worker at D.H.S. in Pawhuska, OK for several years. Later, she also helped at Fairfax Dental as an assistant with Dr. Michael Ben.
On April 3, 2003, Roxanne married Ron Hopper in Eureka Springs, AR. They lived in the Sunny Slope area for many years before moving to Ralston a few years ago.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, following her nieces and nephews sporting events, listening to Ron play his guitar, playing shuffle board and farkle, dancing with friends at the Legion, and shopping with the girls. She was an active member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Unit #333 for the past five years and most recently she assisted with the Unchained Addiction Recovery Group at First Christian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ron of the home; mother, Norma Surprise; son J. D. Gibson and wife Jenni, grandchildren Marlee and Sawyer Gibson all of Ponca City; two step-daughters, Melissa Hopper of Cleveland and Sheila Hopper of Tulsa; sisters, Melody Malaske and husband Vernon of Pawhuska, Kelley Brumley and husband Bill of Ralston, Lisa Ben and husband Dr. Michael Ben of Fairfax. Beloved nieces, nephews, her faithful dog and companion, Maggie, and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, David Surprise; grandparents, Oscar and Lillian Huber and Audrey and Charles Surprise.
Roxanne’s wishes were to be cremated and the family has fulfilled her wishes. A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the First Christian Church, Fairfax with Pastors George Weston and Brian Doyle presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or Youth Group at First Christian Church, Fairfax OK. Online condolences may be done at www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com
Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Roxanne Hopper family,
We were so sorry and shocked to hear about Roxanne, she was such a sweet lady and will be missed so very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Love, Clayton & Betty
Clayton & Betty HuberPort Orchard, WA
Dear Surprise and Hopper families, please accept my sincere sympathy at Roxanne's passing. She was a beautiful person. May God comfort you as only He can. Blessings, Jan Shell
Jan ShellFairfax, OK
Robert McConnellPonca city, OK
Robert McConnellPonca city, OK
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Roxanne. She will be missed.
Shannon D RobertsPonca city, OK
I had the pleasure to know and work with Roxanne at DHS. What I will always remember about her:
1. Roxanne always gave 110% to "her kids".
2.Roxanne could never say enough about her Son.
3. Roxanne was truly a good person,with a big heart, and my friend.
There are angels among us and she was one to me.
Lifting the family in prayer.
Lori LovellEucha, OK
I was blessed to know Roxanne. Her heart
was true and loving. She will be missed. Condolences
to all the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for all.
Tracy easleyPawhuska, OK
Melissa HopperCleveland, OK
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Danny and Roberta HazenCleveland, OK
So sorry for the loss of a great women, you'll be in prayers and god will comfort you all
karen shafferfairfax, OK
We are so sorry for your loss. We are blessed to have known her. She gave us both great advice and encouragement. She will be missed. We are praying for you all.
Jd and Shannon JordanFairfax, OK