Doris Dillard Copeland was born May 4, 1929 in Laddonia, MO to Florence Pasley and Homer Clayton Dillard. She passed away peacefully on May 1, 2018 in Surprise, AZ. Doris grew up in Laddonia, MO and attended Mexico High School.
She married Howard R. Copeland in Mexico, MO in 1949. They had a son Bruce and daughter Julia. In addition to their time in Mexico, MO, she and Howard also lived in San Francisco, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Morris Plains, NJ, Mississauga, Ontario (Canada), Chesterfield, MO, and Sun City West, AZ. While in Chesterfield, MO, Doris was a real estate agent.
She served on the Mexico School Board. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mexico, MO and Desert Palms Presbyterian Church in Sun City West, AZ. She was part of Stephen Ministry through Desert Palms Church. Doris was an avid bridge player, and liked to entertain.
She is survived by her daughter Julia and family, son Bruce and family, and sister Opal Rohr. A memorial service were held at 2:00 PM Sunday May 6 at Desert Palms Presbyterian Church in Sun City West, AZ. Donations can be made to Desert Palms Presbyterian Church or to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve ‘Toys for Tots’ program.