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Michael Copley

October 13, 1943 — August 25, 2021

Michael “Mick” Copley, 77, of Stevensville died of natural causes Wednesday, August 25, 2021.

Mick was born October 13, 1943, in Butte, Montana, to Dorothy Copley Eshler and Robert J. Copley. He was raised in Great Falls, Montana and graduated from Great Falls High School. The Army taught him to be a paratrooper; skydiving would be a lifetime love.

He found his calling as a welder for the Boilermakers. He was a proud union member and business agent for Boilermakers Local 502. Mick enjoyed camping, boating, and playing cards and board games with family and friends; with his dog, Shep at his side. He was great at trivia and loved Jeopardy and never missed an episode. His other love was his Seattle Seahawks cense their start in 1976, longtime season ticket holder. He gave generously to many causes, family, and friends. The most important was his “Adventures” with his best friend, Judy Winn a.k.a. JW.

After the military Mick was united in marriage to Ruby Kerr Copley together, they had a daughter and son.

He is survived by daughter, Michelle (Bill) Burnett and son, Micheal “Sean” Copley; stepson, Leonard Gergen, stepdaughters, Iris Slocum, Shelly Gergen. Grandchildren, Justin, Adrian, Nathan, Cory, Brandon, Ashley, Amanda; great granddaughters, Ryah, Malia, Kloe, Ella, Clara, Hallie. His nephew, Brian Cofield, his beloved nieces, Traci Wild and her son, Gabriel, Polly Hartfield, daughter, Madeline, Rachel Hartfield and son, Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Rita Hartfield, nephew, Tom Hartfield, great nephew, Ron Harnish and niece, Jodi Pineda; stepdaughter Beverly Wilson.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021; specific times pending. In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Diabetes Association.
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