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Gail Ann Copeland, 69, died on Sunday, October 7, 2012, of natural causes. Mrs. Copeland was born Gail Ann Syversen in Berwyn, IL on April 3, 1943, to Harold Syversen and Rachel Downie Syversen. She grew up in Coral Gables, FL, graduated from Palmetto High School in 1961, and was married to Arthur Francis Copeland III from January 1962 until his passing in 2001.
The Copelands moved to Satellite Beach after his retirement from the Air Force in 1976. Mrs. Copeland worked for many years at Carnegie Gardens Nursing Home and was active in the Cub Scouts, Patrick AFB NCO Wives Club, and Women of the Moose Chapter 1983.
She is survived by sons, Arthur and Adam Copeland, and by three grandchildren, Charles, Robyn, and William Copeland.
A memorial service will be held at the Satellite Beach Moose Lodge, 1815 South Patrick Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at Noon.
Memorial donations may be made in Gail Copeland's name to Mooseheart Child City, 155 South International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1182.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Oct. 14, 2012