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Duane Charles Cope
10/10/1956 — 11/03/2021
From West Richland, WA | Born in Kalispell, MontanaWatch Service Watch Graveside Service
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Duane Charles Cope
Duane Charles Cope, 65, of West Richland, Washington, passed from this earth to heaven on November 3rd, 2021.
Duane was born October 10, 1956, to Charles and Barbara Cope in Kalispell, Montana. He was raised by his grandparents Boyd and Doris Cope.
After graduating from Lincoln County High School, Duane enlisted in the US Navy and served for 4 years. He then attended Yakima Valley Community College and JM Perry Institute receiving a diploma in the Graphic Arts Program.
Duane married the love of his life, Susan on May 2nd, 1987, in Holy Family Church in Yakima, WA. He always said it was the best day of his life. Together they had 34 wonderful years
Upon moving to Portland, Oregon, Duane worked in the sign industry before opening his own successful sign company, which was in business for 23 years. He and Susan then moved to West Richland, Washington to retire.
Duane was kind, generous, and fun-loving. His first thought was always what he could do to help someone else. This was always done without wanting attention drawn to himself. He loved golfing, action movies, and any time he could spend with his wife, Susan.
He was a member of the Catholic Church and a Knights of Columbus member.
Duane will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Susan, sisters, Judy Baumgardner and Terry Vogt, brothers, Russell Cope and John Cope, Sisters-in-law, Laurie Morris and Joni Hill, brothers-in-law Doug (Diane Weber) and Jim (Theresa Weber) also nieces, nephews, and friends.
I was the fortunate (blessed) person who got to share my life with this amazing man. Every day was a joy to be with him. The world is a better place because he was here. I will see you in heaven, my dear Duane.
Duane was a fun loving and enthusiastic person. He always made the holidays much more festive with his presence. It comforts me to know that Duane has a relationship with Jesus that will continue on into eternity. Duane you brought much joy to this world and you will be greatly missed. Until we meet again…..
For the last 7 years I was blessed to have Duane for a brother in law. From the first time I met Duane & Sue they welcomed me into their family, Sue with her sweet gentle ways and Duane with his ever ready bear hug. I’ve grown to really love Duane & Sue and have felt their love in return. We will miss Duane tremendously, but are comforted with the assurance that he is in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Sue we love you so much and pray that God will comfort you and bless you. The love and faithfulness that you & Duane shared for each other is a testament that every day is a blessing to be charished.
Duane was an amazing man – always with a smile on his face. He lived to laugh and had a story or a memory that would make you smile with him. He loved Jeopardy and would have won a ton of money if he could’ve ever met Alex. He will be missed greatly.
Duane made everyone his family and we were/are so blessed to have been included in that number. What an incredible man! Bless you dear ‘cousin’!
With sadness and a heavy heart , you’ll be missed in our family. I’ll remember our good times at Sawyer , good food , laughs and the hope we would find that special glass of wine. Rest in peace , Laurie Morris
My very dear friend. You will be greatly missed. Heaven benefits and we are blessed with so many wonderful memories. You had such a huge heart, big smile, sincere laugh and joyous spirit. Susan, our hearts go out to you. We pray for your peace and understanding. We love you. RIP Duane.
We will certainly miss Duane, from his easy laugh to his unassuming attitude, it was easy to like him. Time spent with Duane was never regretted, and now has a special place in our hearts as a memory to cherish and be thankful for. Our deepest sympathy, Susan, to you and your family.
I had the pleasure to get to know Duane the last month or so before his passing. He was a very positive and easy going guy. I’m glad to have shared a few laughs and saw what a hard worker he was. You will be missed Duane.
Sue, what a privilege it has been spending the short time we had with you and Duane. I am so thankful for both of you. Duane was such a doer for others. He had a big heart and lots of energy. It was a blessing to hear him share his testimony of how he excepted the Lord as his Saviour when he was 12. I know that we will see him again in heaven one day according to God’s word. John 11:25,26; Roman’s 10:9,10,13
Praying for you.
Prayers to you Susan. All of us from South Dakota are thinking of you and sending prayers.
I love you so much Uncle Duane! The best uncle I could ever ask for. I will never forget how happy you were every single time you saw me run.. (which he and Sue) came A LOT. Didn’t matter how far of a drive it was, they were there. They both watched me win the state championship 2 years in a row and the happy tears in his eyes will always have a safe place in my heart. Rest is paradise and keep an eye on us❤️
So sorry for your lost I send are deepest sympathy and prayers.
Duane Charles Cope