GORDON HOOPES J. Gordon Hoopes, 85, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Gordon lost his high school sweetheart and wife of 65 years, Merry Hoopes Dec. 27, 2012. He was born in Brigham City, Utah, Jan. 4, 1928. They are survived by three children, Kirk Hoopes (Peggy), Kyle Hoopes and Charla Walton (J.R.); six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Gordon graduated high school in Los Angeles, played football at Oklahoma and joined the U.S. Navy before moving to Las Vegas in 1953. Gordon retired from the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in 1990 with 17 years of service. He was a long-time member of the ELKS Club including his past reign as Exalted Ruler. He enjoyed hunting, world travel with Merry and spending time at their cabin in Utah. Services will be private.