Violet (Dapcevich) Cope (1930 - 2015)

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Vi was born in Juneau August 18, 1930 in an apartment above Silverbow Bakery (which was then the San Francisco Bakery) and lived here the rest of her life except for a brief time in San Francisco in 1958 and 1959. Her greatest memories were of growing up on Starr Hill in a large family. She passed away on August 21, 2015 shortly after her 85th birthday.

Vi was proudest of her family, her Serbian heritage and her hometown of Juneau. She made several trips to Yugoslavia to visit family there. She had many friends and was known for her warmth, generosity and as a great hostess.

She worked for the Territorial Department of Education and also held a part-time position as a cashier in the 20th Century Theater. She also worked in various positions for the Legislature. She was co-owner of Reflections with her sister Nat and their friend Heather Cashen.

She married the love of her life, Bill Cope, in 1965. They spent many happy times at their cabins on Taku River and at Tee Harbor, and traveling to Missouri to visit Bill's family. Laguna Beach, California, was her favorite winter get-away.

Vi was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents Sam and Stana Dapcevich, brothers Bill, Paul, Bob, Don, sister Mae, sister in law Helen, and brother in law Costa.

She is survived by her brother John Dapcevich (Janice), her sister Natalie Alton and stepson Gary Cope, whom she considered "the best wedding present Bill gave her. "Auntie Vi" had numerous nieces and nephews who were as beloved by her as if they were her own children.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Hospice and Home Care of Juneau.

A memorial service will be held at the Juneau Yacht Club at 2pm on September 14, 2015.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Sept. 5 to Oct. 4, 2015