Gloria (Ladley) Copper
Gloria (Ladely) Copper, 70, of Loveland, Colorado died Saturday, December 24, 2011 at her home.
She was born November 5, 1941 in Gordon, Nebraska to Lillian and Oral Ladely. She graduated from Loveland High School in 1959. While in Loveland she worked for Knox Chevrolet as a secretary. She married Bob Copper and together they had three children. They owned and operated a janitorial service for Hewlett Packard. After moving to Estes Park in 1967 they owned several business including A&W Drive In, Rocky Mountain Traders Gift Shop, and Bob & Tony’s Pizza.
Most people remember Gloria from Coppers, Buy, Sell, & Trade in Loveland, which she co-owned for 25 years.
After her divorce she moved to Loveland where she met her life partner Mike Cramer. Together they enjoyed camping, spending time with family, Sunday rides in the country and bingo.
She is survived by her son Todd Copper of Apache Junction, Arizona, her daughter Lori (Copper) Stetson and husband Frank Stetson of Estes Park, granddaughter Lindsie Stetson of Loveland, Grandson Logan Stetson of Ft. Collins, and her companion Mike Cramer of Loveland.
She is preceded in death by her parents and son Shayne Copper.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 31 at 11 a.m. at 5515 West U.S. Hwy. 34, Loveland, CO.