Don Hoopingarner

Don Hoopingarner, 73, died Sept. 4, 2009 at his home on the Rogue River in Shady Cove. He was born on June 18, 1936, in Ventura, Calif., to Paul and Merle Hoopingarner. He grew up surfing, lifeguarding and fishing, and loving every minute of it. He excelled on the basketball court from junior high school…