Mary Ida Hooper, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at her home in Alliance.
She was born May 23, 1924, to Tom and Nellie Patton on their ranch southeast of Ellsworth, Neb., in Garden County. She attended country school and spent 2 years attending Alliance High School. Later, she finished her high school education by taking correspondence courses.
She and Donald Hooper were married on Nov. 3, 1945. She became the best helpmate he could have asked for. They were together 72 years.