Carla Diane Hopper

  • Born: January 19, 1954
  • Died: May 16, 2017
  • Location: Arcadia, Indiana

Hartley Funeral Home

209 West Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

Tel. (317) 984-3614

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carla Diane Hopper, age 63, of Arcadia, IN passed away May 16, 2017 at Riverview Health at Noblesville, IN.

She was born January 19, 1954 at New Castle, IN to Thomas Wendell and Wanita Irene (Ellis) Lee.

She was a graduate of Southport High School with the Class of 1972. She had worked in food service and also with retail sales of clothing.

She married Dennis Ray Hopper, whom she dearly loved and cherished, on December 4, 1980. She most enjoyed spending time with her husband, family and friends, and her family described her as being a wonderful mom, grandma and great-grandma to them. She loved to travel and collect various types of jewelry.

She is survived by her husband, children: Dennis Hopper, Jr. and fiance` Michelle Swope, Amanda (Robby) Mathews, Kristy (Pete) Emkow, Michael (Sara) Hopper, Craig (Julie) McKay, Sara (Jason) Dahl, and T.J. (Michaelle) Hopper.

Additional survivors are grandchildren: Brooke, Logan, Alli, Evan, Autumn, Brad, Nick, Gage, Maci, Graeson, Braden, Kaitlyn, Jason, Hunter, Charlee Joy, Ashlee Ann, Kiera, Kennedy, Kaylee, Connor, Ashley, Maddison, Destiny Ray, three great grandchildren: Cameron, Liam, and Bryson, and two sisters: Tommi Hunt of Spiceland, IN and Dorothy (Sam) Miller of TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother: Thomas Wendell Lee, Jr.

Services will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034, with Pastor Larry Stoops officiating. Visitation will be from11:00 until time of the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation. You may send condolences at


Condolence & Memory Journal

mmy prayers to the family at this time, so sorry to hear of Carla's passing. I am an Aunt, sister to her mother, Waneta.

Posted by Elizabeth Stafford - Cottonwood Falls, KS - family   May 23, 2017

Carla was always a great person to be around. I have such wonderful memories of our days of working at Syds, playing around the pool, our girl friend road trips and ourlunches. Wish I had seen you more as the years passed but you were always in my mind and heart. Love you Queenie and wish the best for Dennis and your family.

Posted by Cathy Stowe - Atlanta, IN - Friend   May 18, 2017


Carla was such a sweet friend to me when we were going through some tough times in high school. She will always be remember for her caring, loving spirit. Spread your wings and fly high Carla! Brenda Murphy Wright

Posted by Brenda Wright - New Castle, IN - Friend   May 18, 2017


Dennis TJ and family
Though I never got to meet your wife/mom the words that you spoke so highly of her make me wish i could have. I hope you can all be there for each other during this trying experience and keep in mind the angel watching over you smiles when you do cries when you do and flies with beautiful wings when she see you all are happy.
Lord be with this family with their loving Carla by your side.

Posted by april campbell - Friend   May 18, 2017

Carla was one of the most giving, loyal and fun women I have ever know. Gave above and beyond for me. Was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family legacy will live long after her.
God speed dear friend. Much love.
Connie and Butch

Posted by Connie Odom - Noblesville, IN - Family Friend   May 18, 2017