Happy Belated Birthday, Ralph Copeland!
In Oct. 2009, I was able to come to Kansas and meet with all but one (Pearl Copeland's son, Melvin Koons who lives in AZ). It was a delight to see these Copelands who were all welcoming my sister and I back into the family.
I was fortunate to meet Ralph's wife Arlene of 57 years. Arlene unfortunately passed in June of this year.
Ralph enjoys his church community and his friends, as well as his pet cats. He likes a good meal and enjoys pies - especially peach pies. His favorite color is blue, and people say "Isn't Ralph the nicest man?" He is!
I spoke with Ralph on his birthday and he told me that they recovered the headstone that had been stolen from the Dalton Gang, who are buried in the same cemetery that his wife Arlene rests in. He keeps up on local and world events, and voted in the election.
Happy Birthday, Ralph Copeland - and may you have many more!