Bobbie Copeland |

Bobbie Copeland


Bobbie S. Copeland, 64, of Reno, Nev., passed away Sept. 8, 2006, in Sparks, Nev.

She was born July 18, 1942, in Yreka, Calif., to George and Brownie Dimples Cox Bridwell. Bobbie, a Christian, was a member of the Methodist Church. She graduated from Yreka High School in 1960, and received an AA degree in business/merchandising from Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, Calif., in 1962. She was a buyer for Wolf & Dessards Department Store in Fort Wayne, Ind., and worked in telecommunications for 26 years, before retiring from Verizon. She had been a four-year resident of Lake Tahoe. Bobbie loved to entertain her family and friends, and loved traveling, especially on cruise ships.

She is survived by her husband and soul mate, James D. Copeland; son, Ryan Copeland; first husband who remained a close friend, Phil Boschet; aunt, Maxine Messner; cousins, Patty McCuen (Leo), Trudy Haggerty (Mike) and Gary Buffum; brothers-in-law, Burt Fulp and Bob Copeland (Ginger); sisters-in-law, Shirley Janecek and Kaye Osburn; and numerous nieces and nephews in California and Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Bridwell and Brownie Miller; her son Michael Boschet; and her sister Betty Fulp.

A celebration of life service will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Sacramento Memorial Lawn, 6100 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, Calif.

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