June 12, 1953 ~ January 26, 2001
A loving wife, mother and friend passed away on Friday January 26, 2001. Her husband Craig Poropat and three daughters Jill Christine, Lisa Ann and Christy Lee Poropat survive her. She is also survived by her mother Gertrude May Stoops of Escondido, siblings Marsha Ann Vifquain of Phoenix, F. Riley Stoops of Huntington Beach and Charles B. Stoops of San Diego, as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews who love her dearly. Janis was born on June 12, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to the Los Angeles area at the age of 1. She has been a resident of Palos Verdes Estates for the past 16 years. Whether it was as Captain of the Hawthorne High School Drill team, sister of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, graduate of UCLA, principle of the family business, Edco, or mother to her daughters, she always approached life as a challenge and with a positive attitude that is 100% Janis. Visitation will be Wednesday January 31st from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at White & Day Mortuary. A Memorial service will held at 3:30 PM Thursday February 1st at St Peter's Presbyterian Church. En lieu of flowers, donations may be made In Memory of Janis Stoops Poropat to the Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund, 310-791-6295, 23430 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 340, Torrance, CA 90505.
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