Posted 7/9/13 – Services for Camella Diane Hopkins will be held on Thursday, July 11th at the Rainbow Chapel of Rose Hills Memorial Park at 11am. A viewing will take place at Rose Hills Mortuary the night before, Wednesday, July 10th from 5 to 8:30pm. Both the Chapel and the Mortuary are located at 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, California 90601 | (562)699-0921.
On her Facebook page Monday, Cam’s husband Craig and son Ryan issued the following statement: “To all our dear wife’s and mother’s friends, we regret to inform you that our beloved wife and mother passed away yesterday morning. Camella was very sick but valiantly fighting an infection that ultimately took her from us. She loved you all and enjoyed Facebook so much. Her services will be Thursday, July 11th at 11 am in the Rainbow Chapel at Rose Hills. We thank you for your thoughts and prayers.” Cam was 51 years old.
Ms. Hopkins, known to her facebook friends as “Cam Iam,” was a resident of Downey, but was active in Sierra Madre. She volunteered at the Wistaria Festival (see video below of Cam as a bus docent in 2013). She hosted a weekly internet radio show on Village Vine.org. She was a regular attendee of the Sunday night Concerts in the Park. In addition to her Sierra Madre interests, Ms. Hopkins was a member of an Orange County based comedy troupe, ImprovCity, which she joined in 2011 and with whom she had performed more than three dozen shows. She was very proud of the fact that the troupe provided “clean, all-ages, family friendly live entertainment.” ImprovCity released the following statement yesterday: “We at ImprovCity are all saddened today by the loss of one of our troupe members, Camella Hopkins, who passed away last night. Camella performed her first show with ImprovCity on January 15, 2011 and performed a total of 37 shows with us. Those who knew her and saw her perform knew how great of a person she was both on and off the stage. She will be missed and forever in our hearts. We thank you Camella for all the laughs you’ve given us over the years. God bless.”
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In the following video, the first 1:45 shows Cam telling the folks riding the shuttle bus up to the Wistaria Vine about the vine.