Joan Copenhaver, 67 of Gaylord, passed away on September 21, 2017.
Joan was born on February 22, 1950 in Keokuk, Iowa to David and Margaret (Hillier) Denholm. Joan was a Secular Franciscan and a devoted Catholic who ministered to some and prayed for many. She loved to be outdoors and to spend time with her family and friends. Joan was full of energy, though she was soft-spoken and gentle.
Joan is survived by daughter, Sara Copenhaver; grandchildren Ariel Williamson, Kristofer Copenhaver, Antonia, Bibiana, and Gabriela Quintana-Copenhaver; great-grandchildren Graham Gursky and Eli Swanson; and siblings Nancy Duberville, Craig Denholm, and John Denholm. She is preceded in death by her parents, David and Margaret; and daughters Jessica and Rebecca Copenhaver.
Memorial services will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Gaylord starting at 11am on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Joan’s memory may be made to the family for future designation.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49374.