Janet Lee CopelandDecember 23, 1944 ~ August 15, 2017 (age 72)
Janet “Jan” Lee Copeland, 72, passed away on August 15, 2017 at her residence at Settler’s Park Assisted Living in Baker City, Oregon. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. at Coles Tribute Center.
Jan was born on December 23, 1944 in Baker City, Oregon to William Clive Bigley and Billie Rae (Sievers) Bigley. She attended Juneau High School and graduated in 1962.
She specialized in shorthand, typing and was a Certified Secretary. She worked as an office manager and accountant in the construction industry for over 40 years and retired in 2008. She enjoyed reading, bowling, sewing, gardening, casino trips, bingo and arts and crafts. Jan was the President of the Eastern Oregon Headstart in Union and Baker Counties from 1974 to 1976. Jan had many great accomplishments in her life, but some of her greatest accomplishments were her children and grandchildren.
Jan is survived by her mother, Billie Bigley of Baker City, Oregon; brother, Clyde Bigley of Baker City, Oregon; sister, Bunny Bigley of Portland, Oregon; sister, Beth Bigley of Baker City, Oregon; daughter, Denise Commins of Clarksville, Tennessee; daughter, Michelle Fournier of Mt. Home, Idaho; daughter, Bridget Neff of Haines, Oregon; and son, Charlie Copeland of Missoula, Montana. She is also survived by four grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Bigley; brother, Richard Bigley; and brother, Billy Bigley.
If family and friends so desire, contributions can be made in memory of Jan to the Alzheimer’s Association through Coles Tribute Center at 1950 Place Street, Baker City, OR, 97814.