Stephen Duncan Hooper

Date of Birth

May 27, 1944

Date of Death

November 3, 2015

Stephen Duncan Hooper was born in Michigan in May 1944. The eldest of four children, Steve loved putting on puppet and magic shows for his younger siblings, the family cat, photography, Monopoly, basketball, track, and, his lifelong passion, reading. Steve graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Sociology in 1966. He was last employed by Santa Barbara City College. He bravely battled brain cancer for many years. He never complained, but fought courageously to the end. Steve died peacefully in November 2015. He was blessed to have had a few loyal friendships many lasting over five decades. Preceded in death by his father, Duncan L. Hooper; his mother, Mary H. Hooper; and his youngest brother, Francis A. Hooper; Steve is survived by a younger brother and sister. Steve will miss his morning newspaper, his friends and coffee at Trader Joes, his beautiful collection of books, his older model SAAB and his beloved Santa Barbara. Please consider a donation in his name to the American Cancer Society ( to further brain cancer research.


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