Monday, May 11, 2009

On angel's wings

Debbie Capaul Copstead's valiant three-year battle with ALS ended on Mother's Day. I will carry in my mind the picture of Debbie and her fellow "Killer Bee" Copsteads sitting on the grass on a sunny summer day, bursting with pride as Chris competed in the 2007 Ironman. I think Debbie's brave race with ALS at the very least qualifies her for Ironwoman honors. Keep the Copsteads in your prayers in the coming days.
Services will be Friday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d'Alene. Obituary here.

7 comments:

  1. Debbie was a real fighter but ALS is a ruthless disease. Condolences to her family.

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  2. This is so sad she was such a good person.

    Tina Adams

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  3. The Copsteads are a wonderful and close family. I'm sure they're devasted at the loss of Deb. We love you Chris.

    Mike&Michelle

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  4. Mike and Sholeh PatrickMay 12, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Terribly sorry for your loss, Chris. Wish the best for you and your family.

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  5. Go rest high upon that mountain Debs.

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  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Copstead family. We have known Debbie and Chris for many years, shared some fun times together and have great memories of our kid's high school days. We love you guys!

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  7. My thoughts and prayers are with Chris and his family - they have fought a long hard battle and we will all miss Debbie and her wonderful smile.

    Alison McArthur

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