Betty Lou Kopczynski
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Yorktown, Va. - Betty Lou Dunston Kopczynski passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Betty Lou was 81 years old and a lifelong resident of York County and the only child of Edgar and Oneida Dunston. She was a proud member of the first graduating class at York High School. While initially having worked for the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station (Naval Mine Depot at the time), she later began working for the medical offices of Yorktown Family Practice. Eventually, Betty Lou became the nurse for Dr. Hawes Campbell III and served in that capacity for many decades until her retirement. Through her work for Yorktown Family Practice, she helped care for many patients from York County, as well as surrounding communities. During her many years of marriage to Vincent "Ski" Kopczynski, they were both blessed with many friends and acquaintances. Betty Lou was known for her love of family, her caring attitude and dedication to both her church and community. This was demonstrated in many ways including serving as a greeter at Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, volunteering for the York County Fire and Rescue Service, as well as a participating member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, among many other endeavors. She loved making crafts and often could be seen at various craft shows throughout the area.Betty Lou was pre-deceased by her parents and her loving husband of 39 years, Vincent Paul "Ski" Kopczynski. After "Ski's" death, she stayed active in many ways as part of her involvement throughout the community and watching her family grow. She was always so proud of the accomplishments of her three sons, her grandchildren and great grandchild. She was also pre-deceased by her caring and compassionate grandson, Hobie Dunston Kopczynski. She is survived by her three sons and their families including: Steve, his wife Julie and their children, Hunter Kopczynski and Haley (Jimmy) Stevenson, as well as great grandson Weston Stevenson; Robbie and his daughter, Kristen Kopczynski and Barry, his wife Kathy and their daughter, Landyn Kopczynski. She is also survived by the dog that she loved so--Ambrose. Betty Lou's presence will be greatly missed by family and friends.The family would like to express our appreciation to the staff of Mary Immaculate Hospital, Riverside Rehabilitation Hospital, York Convalescent Center and the crews from York County Fire Station's 4 and 6 for their extraordinary care. Services will include visitation on Thursday March 28, 2019 from 6 pm until 8 pm at Amory Funeral Home-410 Grafton Drive, Yorktown, VA 23692 and the funeral will be at noon on Friday, March 29th at Crooks Memorial United Methodist Church, 204 Cook Road, Yorktown, VA 23690. Burial will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to be made to The Hobie Kopczynski Memorial Scholarship Fund care of 200 Purgold Road Seaford, VA 23696.

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Published in Daily Press on Mar. 27, 2019.
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April 2, 2019
I was saddened to read of Betty Lou's passing. She was a wonderful Beta Sigma Phi sister, and certainly upheld the sorority's pledge for "only the good, only the true, only the beautiful." She will be missed by all who knew her.
Madeline McMillan
March 31, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.
Heidi Gwynn Lugo
March 30, 2019
Condolences and smiles for the memories of Betty Lou... Jeff Sweeney
March 28, 2019
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March 28, 2019
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March 27, 2019
The entire staff of the York County Community Services would like to extend its condolences to your family. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Stephanie Stoutingberg
March 27, 2019
Our Heartfelt Condolances to the Kopczynski Family. She was a Beautiful Soul and I am certain "Ski Daddy" and the Good Lord and her family that went ahead all welcomed her home with Open Arms. Karen and Harold Shepard
Karen Shepard
March 27, 2019
I am in shock - just saw this online about Betty Lou - we went to school together. Was in the first graduating class of York High together - friends throughout and kept in touch in our later years. I'm wondering why no one let me know. My heart goes out to her family - she will be truly missed. God bless all of you at this most difficult time.
Doris Taylor Williams
March 27, 2019
Such a lovely person. The Buchanan family has many fond memories of Betty Lou & Ski.
My thoughts & prayers go out to the entire family.
Love Brenda Buchanan Epes
Brenda Epes
March 27, 2019
Our family shares in your grief. Our community shares in your grief. Your mother/grandmother was a caring compassionate woman who fought fiercely for her beliefs. She was a strong Christian woman. We were blessed to know her and will miss her. From our family to yours: God in Heaven grant you peace in this time of sorrow.
Gary & Patti Alderman
March 27, 2019
Betty Lou has had a place in my heart since I was born! Couldn't ask for a better 2nd Mom and family! Love and prayers that we all find comfort in sharing her love of life. xoxoxoxo
March 27, 2019
Betty Lou was able to bring sunshine to everyone she met. Her love for her family was always evident. Her positive kindness was offered to her patients, family and neighbors. I was blessed to have known her and send prayers to her family as their memories of such a fine woman comfort them.
Jennifer Fox
March 27, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow. May your fond memories be your comfort in the days ahead. Scott Laney and family.
March 27, 2019
Betty Lou was a warm and friendly nurse. Always liked seeing her! She will be missed. To her family and loved ones I send Prayers for Comfort from FATHER ABOVE.
March 27, 2019
Sending our condolences, love and healing prayers to your family. The Stubbs Family,
Seaford, Virginia
Sandra Stubbs Woodhouse
March 27, 2019
Mr. and Mrs. Dunston, Betty Lou and Ski.
So many memories! So much love. Can't begin to tell how you impacted my life. Will miss you Betty Lou.
March 27, 2019
Betty Lou was a wonderful and caring nurse. We all remember her well. She was calming and put her patients at ease. We remember "Ski" also. We worked with him at NWS Yorktown. We know that her family will miss her greatly.
The Gootees
March 27, 2019
May the wonderful memories of your loved one sustain you until God's promises are fulfilled... John 6:40
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