Janet J. Hooper, volunteer

Janet J. Hooper, 82, an Air Force wife who did volunteer work, including leading world affairs discussion groups, died April 13 at the Emeritus at Arlington senior living community.

She had cerebrovascular disease, said her daughter, Jennifer G. Hooper.

Mrs. Hooper led Great Decisions discussion groups — an initiative of the Foreign Policy Association — for about two decades during her husband’s military career, including in the Washington area and during a posting in Peru.

She did volunteer work through the American Heart Association and at Arlington’s Drew Model School, which her children attended, and served as a host for several French exchange students.

Janet Gillet Johnson was born in San Francisco. She received an associate’s degree in liberal arts from what is now Santa Monica College in 1952 and settled in the Washington area in 1970.

Mrs. Hooper was a dancer with the Louis Tupler Dance Company in the 1970s. Later in life, she took classes at American University through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and at Marymount University. She was an Arlington resident.

Her memberships included the Air Force Officers’ Wives’ Club

Her husband of 33 years, retired Air Force Col. Claren B. Hooper, died in 1983. Survivors include two children, Michael E. Hooper of McLean and Jennifer G. Hooper of Portland, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

— Emily Langer