Karlee Disa McNeil July16, 1979 - April 25, 2015 Fremont, CA Karlee Disa (Hopkins) McNeil was taken to heaven to be with her Lord, Jesus Christ on April 25, 2015 in Fremont CA at the age of 35. She was born on July 16, 1979 in Mountain View and was raised in San Jose, graduating from Prospect High School in 1997 and from Saint Mary's College, in 2002. Karlee is survived by her loving husband Marc, children Taylor, TJ, and Karisa of Newark CA, her parents Joe and Karen Hopkins of Groveland CA, her brother Rick Hopkins of San Jose, and grandmother Phoebe Hendricks of Groveland CA. She was the daughter in law of JoAnn Ebbett of Valley Springs CA and Tim McNeil of Escalon CA, and sister in law of Michelle Sturtevant of Knights Ferry CA. Karlee was niece, aunt, cousin and friend to many, especially her church family at Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church in Newark CA. Karlee loved the Lord, her family, friends and life. She was full of heart and grace. She loved to dance, was an avid photographer and home-school teacher. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Friends are welcome to join the family for a Celebration of Abundant Life on Friday, May 8, at 2PM at Harbor Light Church, 4760 Thornton Ave, Fremont CA.

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  1. CandleI know that I’m writing this almost a decade after Karlee’s passing. Karlee and I danced together for years at Lorraine Evans School of Dance in Cupertino. We had the biggest rivalry as we both loved dance and would try to top the other. Karlee and I became very close. When the school closed, I moved away and we lost touch. I spent time looking for her over the years to reconnect. I never had any luck. One day, out of nowhere, I remembered how to spell her first name and that her middle initial was D. I already knew her maiden name, Hopkins. I immediately looked her up and found her! I was so excited to call her and talk to her. I couldn’t believe what I saw on Facebook about her passing. I finally found her after all these years, but it was too late. I found out a few years ago, but I still find myself wanting to say just how much she meant to me. I think about her still. I think she must have known that and found a way to let me know she is at peace with God. I loved Karlee dearly and I will always miss her. I’m so sorry for her beautiful families loss. I’m so very fortunate and grateful to have known her.

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