Copper, Alice

Alice Jean Copper

December 25, 1931 - January 23, 2021

Alice Jean Copper, a longtime resident of Midland, Texas passed away January 23, 2021 at the age of 89. She was born on December 25, 1931 to Leroy Edwards and Leona (Morris) Edwards in Minatare, Nebraska.

The Edwards moved to Torrington, Wyoming where Alice Jean attended school. She was involved in many school activities including the honor of being a cheerleader and Homecoming princess. She graduated from Torrington High School in 1951.

While in high school, Alice Jean met the love of her life Keith A. Copper.  Keith and Alice married on April 3, 1955 in Torrington, Wyoming. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before Keith’s passing in November 2020.

The Coppers moved around with Keith’s job with Conoco Oil Company.   They eventually ended up in Midland, Texas where they lived for over fifty years. They joined St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Midland where Alice taught Sunday school and became active in the Church’s senior group.

Alice Jean worked for the Midland Independent School District. She retired after 27 years of service as a cafeteria manager and cook. She loved and missed her job but missed the children she served more.

Cooking was always a big part of her life.  Alice was known for her fudge, divinity candy, and cakes. Her real talent was homemade cinnamon rolls.  There was always more than enough to eat when dining at the Coppers.

Every week Alice could be found smiling and joking with her friends at the Beauty Castle.   She had her hair done every week while catching up on all the latest news.  The ladies at the Beauty Castle said Alice would light up the place with her smile and laughter. 

Alice Jean is survived by daughter, Kelley Copper Dawley and husband, J.D. of Allen, Texas; grandson, Keith Dawley of Allen, Texas; granddaughter, Colleen Lovett and husband, Jared of Birmingham, Alabama; great-granddaughter, Copper Lovett; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Keith A. Copper; her parents, Leroy and Leona Edwards; and her brother, Harold Edwards.

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What a sweet lady Alice Copper was! I remember her so fondly. Kelly, Kathy and I always played horses in the backyard (Kelly’s favorite!). Alice and Keith were always so kind and inviting. I too, remember her cinnamon rolls! They were the absolute best in the world! Heaven has gained a special one in Alice. I know Keith was there with open arms to greet her. So deeply sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and healing. Jill Horst, February 20, 2021 The family of Aimee Sanchez offers condolences to Alice's loved ones. Alice was a precious and delightful friend to our mom and she will be remembered for the love and friendship displayed. Lorenzo Sanchez , February 20, 2021