James Dixon Copen

Born: Sun., Jan. 18, 1925
Died: Sun., Jun. 17, 2012


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jun. 21, 2012
Location: Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery


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James Dixon Copen, 87, passed away in Casper, Wyoming on June 17, 2012.  Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at Oregon Trail Veterans Cememtery, Military Honors will be accorded by Natrona County United Veterans Council and F. E. Warren AFB Honor Guard.

James was born January 18, 1925 in Huntington, WV. He married Clarice “Lolly” Copen on June 20, 1946 in Pomeroy, OH.

He worked as a geologist. He also belonged to AAPG, WGA, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, Casper Air Modelers, and Casper Petroleum Club. James interests included being avid model builder, the piano and barbershop quartet.

James is survived by his wife, Clarice “Lolly” Copen, of Casper; daughter, Jennifer Duncan, of Casper; sons, Robert Copen, of Riverton, James Copen, Jr., of Bainbridge, WA; granddaughters, Robin Lynette Copen, of Denver, Reanna April Mesa, of Laramie, WY, Ashley Maree Copen, of Seattle, WA, Joyanne Pearl (Duncan) Knight, of Denver, Regina Leigh Duncan, of Laramie, WY, Amanda Nichole Duncan of Denver; grandsons, David Leonard Cieslar, of Riverton, WY, Samson Lee Jones, of Helena,MT, Jason Christopher Copen, Tumwater, WA, Matthew James Conrad of Casper, WY, Nicholas Alexander of Woolman of Valparaiso, IN and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence Etzel and Hattie Eloise Copen of Huntington, WV; son, Frederick Copen of Casper; brother, Clarence Etzel Copen, Jr., of Huntington, WV and grandson, Jeremy Roy Conrad of Casper.

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Roger & Juanita Glass
   Posted Tue June 19, 2012
We are glad we got to know Jim. He had a wonderful since of humor. Our love goes out to Lolly and the Familily.
Roger & Juanita Glass

Judy Sambrano
   Posted Wed June 20, 2012
I knew Jim from when he used to visit his Mother, Eloise at Shepherd of the Valley Care Center. He was such a nice and caring man. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Rene A Barry
   Posted Fri June 22, 2012
What a guy! Miss Lolly, you are in my thoughts and I wish you Peace.

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