Our dear mother passed away peacefully at 92 years old. She was born in her family home on Williams Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah, the fourth child of Carl Arthur and Elberteen Rodberg, having two older sisters and an older brother. \r\n\r\nShe had a wonderful childhood living in Salt Lake City. Hard work was never a stranger to her. She began working at the early age of 13 at “Don’s vegetable stand”, tending the stand while Don took his lunch and earning 25 cents for her time.\r\n\r\nShe attended South High School, but spent her final year at West High, where she graduated. During high school, she worked part time at Keely’s Café as a server. After graduation she took the Civil Service Exam and subsequently worked at Ft. Douglas 9th Service Command. She married Don E. Hammill in September 1946, divorcing after 35 years of marriage. Her next job was working as a secretary for Columbia Pictures in Salt Lake City, while she was putting her husband through Law School at the University of Utah. \r\n\r\nFollowing her husband Don’s graduation from Law School, she and her family moved to Portland, Oregon for 4 years, where her second daughter, Jill, was born. They then returned to Salt Lake City, where she has lived the rest of her life. Her last years in the work force included Utah Power and Light, Eastern Airlines for 10 years and the University of Utah for over 20 years. At the University, she worked in the Department of Psychiatry and Computer Science. She retired from Computer Science, where she loved the young, brilliant kids she worked with. \r\n\r\nMarried to Charles Hoopes for 10 years, he is deceased.\r\n\r\nThe pride and joy of Colleen’s life were her four daughters, Robyn (Frank), Jill, Julie (Brian) and Jamie (Dan). Along with her daughters and spouses, she has 12 grandchildren (one deceased grandson), 2 step grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren (another expected in November 2019) (one deceased great-grandson), and 4 step great-grandchildren. She was happiest when she was with her family, who made her extremely proud.\r\n\r\nThese are just a few of our cherished memories of our loving mother…. At many family events we had her make her famous potato salad or her amazing lasagna. Our dog, Inky, loved her so much and would sit and wait on the stairs for her to come home from work every single day. She made sure that her mother, Grandma Rodberg, made all four of us girls new Easter and Christmas dresses every year. \r\n\r\nShe LOVED basketball!! Whether it was the University of Utah or the Utah Jazz, she knew all the players, all about their families and their stats. She was a true, rabid fan! Nothing thrilled her more than having the opportunity to attend a Utah Jazz game.\r\n\r\nWhenever you visited her, she would always tell you how much she loved you, how beautiful you were, and as you were leaving she would always say, “watch out for the DD’s”….dumb drivers.\r\n\r\nA special thanks to Wentworth at Draper for their tender, loving care of our mother the past 2 years. She loved so many of her caregivers, and they treated her with true love and respect. Also, her Legacy hospice nurse, Colleen Jenkins, went above and beyond to care for her and kept in touch constantly as she monitored her health. \r\n\r\nIn the Spring, we are planning a Celebration of Life. Details will be sent to family and friends. \r\n\r\nLove you more, Mom….