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Obituary: William Noel Copenhaver

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William Noel Copenhaver "Cope" William Noel Copenhaver passed away peacefully August 28, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah following a long illness. William "Cope" was born February 20, 1924 in Bingham Canyon, Utah to Solomon and Genevie Copenhaver and attended school in the Bingham area. He married his sweetheart, Bonnie, in Salt Lake City on February 13, 1943. William was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the US Army during World War II and was a volunteer fireman for the Kearns Fire Department for 25 years. He was employed by Kennecott Copper Corp for 43 years as a brakeman. He was a member of Post 132 of the American Legion for 32 years. William was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great- grandfather always concerned an supportive of family and friends. His children and grandchildren gained much wisdom from his example and words of advice. His greatest virtues were kindness, work ethic, patience and a sense of humor. He loved and respected his wife for 63 years and took special care of her during her health problems. Bonnie and Cope had three children: Sharon (Ernie) Hardcastle, Murray; John (Kathy) Copenhaver, Logan; Nancy Fellows, West Valley City; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Buehla, Ruth and Marion; brother, Earl David; son-in-law, Ben Fellows. Cope loved to spend time with his family, they spent many winters in the St. George area and enjoyed a cabin at Defa's Ranch. Bonnie and Cope enjoyed many wonderful trips together. He loved to work in the garden and be of service to others. The family would like to express appreciation to the ICU Unit at Pioneer Valley Hospital for their kindness and caring. Funeral services will be held Friday, 12:00 noon at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd where a viewing will be held, 10-11:45 a.m. prior to service. Interment, Larkins Sunset Gardens, 10600 S. 1700 E., Sandy, Utah.