Former Kenai Peninsula resident Marshall Eugene Copelin died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2004, at his home in Arrey, N.M. He was 63.
Per his wishes, Mr. Copelin will be cremated and private family services will be held at a later date.
Mr. Copelin was born in Phoenix on Sept. 20, 1941, to Kenneth Earl Copelin and Justine Rae (Sulivant) Copelin.
He was a telephone communication technician and the former owner of a farm and feed store in Alaska. He was a resident of the Kenai Peninsula for 25 years. At the time of his death, Mr. Copelin had been a resident of Arrey for seven years. He was an avid gardener and pilot and loved animals, fishing and cooking.
"Remember him with joy," his family said.
Mr. Copelin was preceded in death by a son, Eugene M. Copelin.
He is survived by his wife, Diana M. Copelin of Arrey; sons, Kenneth Copelin of Silver City, N.M., and Paul Copelin of Phoenix; daughter, Selene Copelin-Bryant and her husband, Michael Bryant, of Arrey; brother, Benjamin B. Copelin of Texas; and aunt, Irene R. Johnson of Las Cruces, N.M.
Arrangements were made by Kirikos Family Funeral Home Inc. and Sierra Crematory LLC in Truth or Consequences, N.M.
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