Three Minutes with Sherrie Kopacz

Sherrie Kopacz enjoys reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sherrie A. Kopacz

Owner, Kopacz Nursery

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

In about 1954. I went to school in Umatilla, and I came here because my parents did. I’ve lived here most of my life.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Hales.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

The only thing I’ve ever had time to do is read — and sometimes keep up with the grandkids.

What is the last book you read?

I’m reading a new one by Danielle Steele. She’s my favorite author, so anything by her.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

The traffic, and the lack of businesses. We used to have some really neat businesses, but not anymore. There was an ice cream and pizza place — “Happy Joe’s” — people would have birthday parties there. We used to have all that kind of stuff.

What app or website do you use most often?

Nothing.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Nothing that I can remember — I’m probably trying to forget it!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Nowhere. I worked all the time, and didn’t have time to do anything else. So I just like staying home.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months? I’d like to retire some time — but it’s easier said than done.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

I’d have to say my kids — and starting this business. It’s been kind of a joint family affair.

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