Obituary: ‘Kendy’ Hooper passes away
Kendrick “Kendy” Elton Hooper passed away on March 23, 2009. Kendy was born on Sept. 24, 1966, in Oakland, Calif., and grew up on the west shore of Lake Tahoe in Rubicon Bay.
He attended kindergarten through sophomore years at North Tahoe then moved to Orinda to complete high school at Mira Monte, going on to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. During his time at Cal Poly, he found an interest in horses and Rodeo.
In 1991, Kendy then moved back to Lake Tahoe to run the Family Real Estate business. He was respected, successful and admired in the Lake Tahoe Real Estate community.
He was known for his dedication, hard work, and willingness to help others. Everything Kendy did was with a passion and zest for life. He loved boating on Lake Tahoe, spending time at his ranch in Auburn, riding horses, rodeos and living life to its fullest.
He will be remembered as a kind, giving person, who could tell a great story and joke. His gregarious laugh and giant heart went out to everyone he met, friend or stranger.
Kendy is survived by: his loving wife, Julie Rackey-Hooper; daughter, Destinee Perata; parents, Gordon and Rita Hooper; brother- and sister-in-law, Brandon and Kristin Hooper; niece, Bella Hooper; nephew, Owen Hooper, brother-in law, Don Rackey; sister-in-law, Penney Rackey; Maxx Rackey; Jake Rackey, Zakari Rackey, brother-in-law, William Rackey; Taylor Rackey, loving in-laws, John and Georgia Stowe; and his many, many friends.
A memorial and celebration of his life will take place at a later time. Our lives have lost an angel with the passing of Kendy Hooper and will never be the same. Rest in peace Kendy.