Gavin Hoeper

Gavin Michael Hoeper

2012 - 2019

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Obituary of Gavin Michael Hoeper

Gavin Michael Hoeper, age 6 of San Diego, CA gained his angel wings on Tuesday, February 26th 2019.

With his blonde hair, blue eyes and a contagious smile, Gavin easily lit up any room he was in.  He spread love and smiles wherever he went.

Gavin was happiest when he was outside.  He loved going on long walks and being surrounded by kids; their happiness and laughter brought him great joy.

He loved being with his family and would “gently” request to watch his favorites- Frozen and Mickey Mouse on repeat.

Gavin’s short life on Earth taught his loved ones so much about strength, adversity and overcoming odds.  We love him & miss him. Gavin will be remembered as the best part of his family’s lives. 


Gavin is survived by:

Parents: Jeanine Taft of Addison, New York & Adam Powers of Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sister: Gabriella Laine

Grandparents: Rebecca Taft of Addison, New York, Mark Spicer (Karla) of Newport, Tennessee, Tracie and Ted Brittner of Hermiston, Oregon

Great Grandparents: Jeanine & Ervin Taft, Karen Salyer Smith 

Aunt: Micheala Criscola 

Uncle: Devon Brittner 

And an enormous amount of additional loving relatives, friends, teachers and therapists.


Relatives and friends are invited to Gavin’s memorial services on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 1-4pm at:

Murphy Canyon Chapel

3200 Santo Road

San Diego, CA 92124


Please wear bright colors– let’s light up Gavin’s life as much as he lit up ours. Gavin would have loved that. 


A celebration of life is being planned and information will be provided as it is available.

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Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Murphy Canyon Chapel
3200 Santo Road
San Diego, California, United States