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Charles "Charlie" Eugene Copple


November 14, 2018

Charles "Charlie" Eugene Copple, passed away peacefully at the age of 85 on November 3rd 2018 at the Hi Line Retirement Center in Malta, Mont.

Charlie Copple was born on March 10, 1933 in Malta. He was the second of five children, born to Mary Genieve Copple (Simpson) and Charles Dewey Copple. Charlie started working at a young age. He often told stories of being only 7-years-old when he and his sister Ileen were in charge of 1,500 head of sheep on the Missouri Breaks with only a 30/30 and a dog. Because of these extended stays, he missed so much school that he was forced to teach himself...

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