Michele Denise Papineau – Copeland – Tice, 70, of Santa Fe, went to be with the Lord on December 21st, 2019.
She was born to the late Agnes Elizabeth Trent (Betty) and Melvin Frederick Papineau, April 08, 1949 in Sacramento, California. She married Michael Copeland on August 01, 1970 and relocated to Bailey Colorado in 1971 where they raised their 3 children. Michele is preceded in death by her son Joshua Kevin Copeland and her brother Kevin Eugene Papineau. Michele is survived by her son Erik Copeland and his wife Sarah of Phoenix and her daughter Chloe Copeland and her husband Alexei Desatoff of Santa Fe. Michele is also survived by her 6 grandchildren. Kenneth Easter-Copeland, William (Bowdre) Copeland, Roxanne Copeland, Jake Copeland, Abriella Seils-Copeland, and Phoebe Snow Desatoff-Copeland.
Michele’s unwavering genuine belief in the good in every person always kept her head wired directly to her heart. This gave her the ability to give love and trust endlessly with a childlike innocence. Because of that, this world lost even more of what this world is desperately needing. Heaven however, gained a beautiful soul. The best way to describe Michele in short, is to say that she was a butterfly loving, happy hippie, Mother Earth mama, fairy, God fearing Christian, and prayer warrior.
Michele was laid to rest next to her son Joshua at the Horn Cemetery near Bailey Colorado on December 29, 2019.