Living life is a passion for Roy Hopwood, as down-to-
earth a man as you'll ever find. He arrived in
Los Alamos in 1949 fresh out of high school, then
went into the Army and returned in 1953 to work
for the Zia Company and its successors until 2008.
“I thoroughly enjoy helping people,” Roy says sincerely.
That's evident considering where his time has been spent
over many years: the Los Alamos Bombers, Sullivan Field's
JFK Gate, Los Alamos County Personnel Board, Los Alamos
golf course and board of directors, Pajarito Mountain, AA
meetings at the County jail, Casa Mesita and the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial State Park in Angel Fire. Roy feels he has
been very blessed, continually finding himself in the right
place at the right time and with a twinkle in his eye says,
“Old age and cunning can outdo youth and ambition!”.
Written by T.J. Taub, copyright ©