Dominique Ann Karpinska, 42, died on October 30, 2021 at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Oregon. A Celebration of Dominique’s life will be held on November 27, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. at the Catholic Church Parish Hall in John Day. Also on November 27, 2021 a Celebration will be held at John Prince Park in Lake Worth, Florida from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dominique was born on April 7, 1979 to Jerry and Louise (Karpinski) Hobbs in Miami, Florida. When she was 11 months old, she had open heart surgery in San Francisco and this changed her life in that she was unable to be outside or in the sun. Dominique did very well in school, graduating from high school in Florida.
She moved to John Day to live closer to her family in approximately 2006. She helped at the food bank and would help anyone in need. She loved dogs and horses; her most favorite little pup was “Charlie.” Dominique liked to go to the mountains and when she was little, she “loved snow.”
Dominique left an imprint on every single person's heart that she came across. She would give with an open heart and never ask for anything in return. She had a multitude of friends that she considered family. She was not only my sister but she was my best friend. Dominique had the most beautiful yet feisty soul.
Dominique is survived by her longtime companion Josh Bennett; siblings Luster Hobbs of South Korea, Dawn Jones of North Florida, Terri Hobbs of Lake Worth, FL and April Clark of Murphy, North Carolina; Aunt Annie Smith; many nieces, nephews and cousins
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Dominique to help defray service expenses may do so in her name to Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com
To the Photos for a Cause event https://fb.me/e/43ms5A2Xc
To Dom’s Celebration of Life Ceremony https://fb.me/e/1SuzSstOU
To Dom’s Facebook fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/donate/215072510763130/?fundraiser_source=external_url