Phyllis Jean Hopper

  • Born: November 13, 1934
  • Died: September 12, 2013
  • Location: Yucca Valley, California

Rose Mortuary & Crematory

71555 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Tel. (760) 251-7673

Tribute & Message From The Family

Phyllis passed away on September 12, 2013.. Our mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, was a wonderful and loving person. She was a very generous person and had no enemies. She was the loved by all. She opened her house to anyone who needed a place to stay.
She was born Phyllis Jean Mattox in Liberty, Crawford Co., MO on November 13, 1934. Her parents' names were Harold Gotch Breeden and Lucille Annette Mattox.
She married Archie Hagy and Virgil Tyree which both ended in divorce. She married Kenneth Hopper on 29 Apr 1973.
She is survived by her children Franklin Hagy of AZ, Annette Hagy-Rose (Ken Rose) of TX, James (Barbara) Tyree and David Tyree of CA ; Step Children Kenneth (Norma) Hopper of NV, Keena (Alen) Babrocky, Mark (Jody) Hopper, Kelly (Peter) Hopper, and Kurtis (Kelly) Hopper of CA; grandchildren, great grandchildren; Niece Cindy (Eric) Jones; a brother Tom (Debbie) Johnson of Mo, a sister Mary Lou Schrum of In, Uncle Sherwood (Sarah) Mattox of MO. She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. Hopper, son Carl Hagy and daughter Cheryl Tyree Vreeland and parents.
She lived most of her life in California. She did factory work in the 80s working for Moore Business Forms in El Monte, Ca.
She grew up at her grandparent's farm in Missouri. She loved animals especially Cats and dogs.
She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, to us. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A Graveside Funeral Service will be held at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, California at 12:30 P.M. on September, 30, 2013.
Charitable Donations may be given White Rock Horse Rescue (
Services are under the direction of Rose Mortuary of Desert Hot Springs, California.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I miss you mom. Wish you were here.

Posted by Ken Hopper - Las Vegas, NV - Son   September 15, 2017

I miss you mom

Posted by Ken Hopper - Las Vegas, NV - Stepson   September 13, 2014

Condolences to the passing of my friend's Mom. I personally did not know of Phyllis, but if it is any consolation, her daughter Annette bears her resemblance and turned out to be a fine human being. Reflecting on the epitaph that is mentioned on this memorial site, Annette most assuredly bears much of her Mother's gifts. I know that those who will know Phyllis, will know her as I know Annette. God Bless your family in this time of passing. Your tremendous loss is Heaven's tremendous gain. She is home...

Posted by Dan Guerra - Garden Ridge, TX - Colleague of daughter Annette   October 11, 2013


The world lost a great lady. Her strength and beautiful heart will be greatly missed.

Posted by Laurie - el monte, CA   September 27, 2013

I miss you mom. You never know when the time you speak to a loved one will be the last time you get to. It wasn't quite the bar b q we expected. You are a great loss to me and all your family.

I love you

Posted by Kenneth Hopper - Las Vegas, NV - stepson   September 26, 2013


I love you grandma and i will alway miss you. I wish that we had a little more time so you could meet Raven. But i will make sure she knows who you were.

Posted by Ashley Vreeland - Anderson, CA - Grandma   September 25, 2013

aunt phyliss was a wonderful person she will always have a place in my heart i know you are up with the rest of the family i will always miss and loveyou see ya when its my time to go love ya

Posted by kathy hagy - dexter, MO - niece   September 25, 2013

I will truly miss you , our talks, our gossip, your caring ways of always calling when Iowa would make the national news to make sure we were ok. You were genuine and true, you said what you thought, usually in a funny way. You were my favorite aunt, even though we shared no blood. I will always remember meeting up with you in Vegas, the fun we had, the buffets, the revaluation about the "Hit Man" and the shock then laughter on Kennys face. Take care of him now, have a good rest, enjoy the wonderful reunion. I love you.

Posted by Dixie Watters - Des Moines, IA - niece   September 24, 2013

She will be missed and loved so much. I will always miss you grandma and now you with my mother in heaven. I love you very much grandma.

Posted by Kimberly Vreeland - Belleville, NJ - Granddaughter   September 24, 2013


My thoughts and prayers are with all her family. May you rest in peace Aunt Phyllis! God speed.

Posted by Robin howard - Omaha, NE - Aunt   September 24, 2013