Lucille passed away June 6, 2012 at her home after a prolonged terminal con-dition.
She was born in Odessa, WA on January 4, 1920.
She attended Odessa High School, Kinman Business School, Eastern Washington State College (BA), and Whitworth University (MA).
Mrs. Copeland was a teacher with Community College District 17 from 1962 until her retirement in 1987.
She served as senior faculty member for a number of years at SFCC in the School of Business.
She was a 55-year member of Crestline Baptist Church, Spokane, WA, where she was the organist for 52 years and named Organist Emeritus in 2010.
She is survived by daughters, Marilyn Kissler of Sacramento, CA, and Carol Eng of Spokane; her son, William Copeland of Spokane; and a sister, Lorraine Earsley of Sacramento, CA; grandchildren, Susan Knittle of TX, Gary Cooper, Craig Cooper, Todd Copeland-Priddy, Erik Copeland, all of Spokane, Mai Li Lee of Bellevue, Kim Eng Youngquist of Issaquah, WA, and Carrie Parker of Bend; eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Gary J. Copeland and by a sister, Irene Hinrichs.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, 4305 N DIVISION, SPOKANE , with Pastor Randy Myers of Crestline Baptist Church presiding.
Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Spokane, WA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Crestline Baptist Church in Lucille’s name.
Following interment, a reception will be held at the church, 44th and Crestline.