Roberta Copeland

Obituary of Roberta Copeland

Roberta (Bezanson) Copeland, 87, of Pottstown, PA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Seasons Hospice, Phoenixville, PA. She was formerly married to the late John G. Copeland.

Roberta was born October 10, 1929 in Waterville, Maine. She was a daughter of the late Melbourne L. Bezanson and Nina (Barkhouse) Bezanson.

Roberta was a 1947 graduate of Bessie High in Albion, Maine and a 1949 graduate of Houghton College in Houghton, NY. She attended the Salvation Army Church for over 60 years and served as an Officer for fifteen years. She loved gardening and spending time with her family.

She is survived by four children, Michael J. Copeland, husband of Carol, Orlando, FL; Richard I. Copeland, Pottstown, PA; Kathleen M. Arbour, wife of Richard, Philadelphia, PA; and Lillian J. Bettenhausen, wife of the late John, Oley, PA; one daughter-in-law, Donna Copeland, West Chester, PA; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by one son, Paul D. Copeland and seven siblings, George Bezanson, Robert Copeland, Ruth Veno, Bernice Baglio, Amy Brickett, Pearl Bezanson, and Nelson Bezanson.

A calling hour will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 – 10:00 am at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A Life Celebration will follow at 10:00 am. Inurnment will take place after the service at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Pottstown, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 137 King St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Online condolences may be made to the family at