Copenhaver, Florence Marie (Martin) (Unknown - Unknown)

Florence M. Copenhaver

Douglas Budget - July 17, 1975

Florence M. Copenhaver, of Douglas, died July 10, in Converse County Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

Florence was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, December 6, 1897, daughter of John and Arrah Martin. She attended the Pawnee City schools and graduated with the class of 1917.

On March 27, 1918, she was united in marriage with Earl J. Copenhaver in Pawnee City, Nebraska. She moved to north of Douglas as a bride, where her husband, Earl, had a homestead in the Dry Creek area. After living there for seven years, they moved to Douglas. In addition to raising a family, Florence was active in community and church affairs. In 1945 Florence and her husband moved to Norco, California, where they were in business, and she was extensively involved in church and community affairs. After retirement, they returned to Douglas, in May, 1970.

Florence was a member of United Church of Christ, Congregational. She was a past Noble Grand of Mountain Valley Rebekah Lodge No. 15, Douglas, and served as state assembly president of this order for the jurisdiction of Wyoming. She was also past president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 8. Mrs. Copenhaver was a member of the Senior Citizens, the Wyoming Pioneer Association and Douglas Community Club.

Mrs. Copenhaver is survived by her husband, Earl, one daughter, Mrs. Eddie (Rhoda) Moore, one son, John Copenhaver of Greybull, and one sister, Mrs. John (Hazel) Thorson of Armstrong, Iowa. Survivors also include ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Arrah Hardy, two brothers and one sister.

OMISSION . . . . .

Douglas Budget - July 24, 1975


The following was inadvertently omitted for the Florence Copenhaver obituary in last week's Budget.)

Funeral services were held July 12, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, Congregational with the Rev. Clyde Thompson officiating. Burial was in the Oddfellow Section of the Douglas Park Cemetery with the Rebekah's holding graveside services.

Pallbearers were six of Mrs. Copenhaver's grandsons, Ken Spoeneman, Joe Spoeneman, Frank Moore, Vern Moore, Parker Moore, and Jack Copenhaver.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the heart fund, cancer fund or Congregational Church Memorial fund.


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