COPP: Edythe Mae, 72, of Island Pond, passed away in St. Johnsbury Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001.

She was born in Rock Island, Quebec, Canada, March 8, 1929, the daughter of Harold Burton and Esther Ellen (Alexander) LeBaron.

Edythe attended Derby Academy and Stanstead College. She was a member of the Women & #039;s Fellowship of the First Congregational Church of Island Pond and treasurer for 20 years. Edythe was a beloved mother and grandmother, and spent her life devoted to her family.

On June 15, 1946, Edythe married George Harry Copp, who predeceased her in 1971.

She is survived by her daughter, Doreen Billig and husband Michael of St. Johnsbury; her son, Robert Harry Copp and wife Sylvia of Nashville, Ga.; her grandsons, Paul Gray and companion Kathy LeClair of Island Pond, and Travis Niles Gray of Burlington; her sister, Beverly Wright and husband Cecil of Sanford, Fla.; and her great-granddaughter, Allison Wendy Gray.

She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Wendy Gray, and by her companion, Pete Kirkland.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m., at the First Congregational Church in Island Pond, with the Rev. Roger Fletcher officiating. A special time will be set aside following the funeral for friends to meet with the family in the downstairs of the church. Spring interment will take place at the Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond.

Should friends desire, contributions in Edythe & #039;s memory may be made to the Island Pond Senior Meals, in care of Anita Gervais, Island Pond, VT 05846.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Curtis-Britch Funeral Home Inc., locally family-owned and operated.

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