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Obituary of Johanna Theresa Hopping-Banks

Mrs. Johanna “Terry” Theresa Banks

Montague, NJ

Mrs. Johanna “Terry” Theresa Banks of Montague, NJ passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center.  She was 86.

She was born April 7, 1932 in Madison, NJ the daughter of the late John Evanko and the late Maria Teresa Ulrich Evanko.

Terry has owned the Brandyhaven Horse Farm, Montague, NJ for 32 years.  She operated T.J.’s Hot House in Cahoonzie for 10 years. She was also a member of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the American Quarter Horse Association, Secretary of the North Jersey Mustang Club for 9 years, Secretary of the Antique Truck Club of America (New Jersey branch) for 11 years, and President of the Cycle Sisters All Women’s Motorcycle Club in the seventies. 

She married John Banks on August 10, 2011 in Montague, NJ.

A Family Statement Read: Terry loved country western music and sang with a group in her younger days. Flowers, especially Iris, music, horses, and painting were her passions.

“If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane, we would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again. No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow, but now we know you want us to mourn for you no more, to remember all the happy times. Life still has much in store, since you’ll never be forgotten. We pledge to you today, a cherished place within our heart, is where you’ll always stay.” – Author Unknown

Surviving are:

Her loving husband, John Banks

Daughter: Lorelei Nystrand and her husband Jeff

Son: Wesley Hopping
Grandchildren: Sharon Cron, Stephen Shinol, and Nina Nystrand

Great-Grandchild: Colton Cron

Cousin: David Blum

Terry was predeceased by her husband, John P. Hopping, in 2013 and her grandson, John Wesley Hopping.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Cremation was held at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771. 845.856.5191 For additional information, or to send a condolence note to the family, please visit