Miriam's Story

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Our beloved Mother, Miriam (Micki) Ann Hopping Werner passed away unexpectedly at the age of 83 on Feb. 28, 2017. Micki died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Lebanon. Her family misses her desperately, but is comforted knowing she is with Jesus.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate Micki's life at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Lebanon Bible Baptist Church, 1530 Riley Road, Lebanon.
Micki was an exceptional person, always putting others before herself. She loved her family, friends, and Jesus above all. If you knew her, you loved her. She was kind, gracious and loving - a beautiful soul.
Micki was born in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, on Dec. 27, 1933, to the now late George Redstone Hopping and LaVelle (Yantis) Hopping.
She received her Bachelor of Arts from BYU, where she met her husband Harold (Hal) Werner. Micki and Hal were married for 37 years before divorcing.
Micki and her family lived in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, spent six months in Kuwait, and enjoyed many years on the nine-acre homestead in Cheney, Wash. Micki later moved to Ohio and Indiana.
Micki taught school in Canada and Kuwait, and loved her job at the Eastern Washington University Women's Center in Cheney.
In later years she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior, becoming a student of the Bible.
Micki loved spending time with her family and attending her grandkids' events. Her hobbies included politics, Bible study, beautiful music and charitable pursuits.
Micki is survived by her two daughters, Seija (Werner) Brown and husband, Bill, and Liesl Werner; her two grandchildren, Zach and Kalie Brown; her two sisters, Kay (Hopping) Wilcox and husband, Dave, and Mary Jo (Hopping) Craig and husband, Wes; and all of her nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Micki was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John Hopping.
Micki will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063, 888-511-6548, or online at https://www.worldvision.org/donate.
Published on March 6, 2017
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