Teena Kopak

Teena Kopak

Teena Kopak, 80

Friend to All Who Met Her

Teena died peacefully on March 13th at the Kopak family home in Redmond surrounded by loved ones. Teena was born Ollie Ernestine Crowe in Forest, LA in 1928. Her father Earnest Crowe and her mother, Ollie Breland had 4 children; 2 boys and 2 girls. They lived in Oakgrove, Louisiana during the depths of the Depression. She grew up learning the value of hard work, family and friendships. As a teenager, Teena and her family moved to Fort Worth, Texas where she met her future husband, Canadian, Russell Jerald Kopak. When they married in 1947 he was a professional hockey player with the Fort Worth Rangers and thus began a lifetime of fun and adventure.Teena and Russ were married 51 years. They had two boys, Russell Jr. and Kevin. The family moved to West Seattle in 1952. Teena was a woman ahead of her time and raised two active boys while working full time at a variety of businesses. She worked 20 years for Pacic National Bank of Washington. Teena also supported Russ in his various business enterprises and together they founded the Eastside Staple and Nail Company. The family moved to the Juanita area in 1964 where they were members of the Inglewood Golf and Country Club. Teena loved her home in the NW but always missed the sun. She and Russ traveled extensively. Together they explored the United States in their motor home. Teena also enjoyed traveling overseas with friends and family. Teena was preceded in death by her brother Alvin and her husband Russ. She is survived by her sister, Florine Anzalone of Monroe, Louisiana and brother Don Crowe of Lompoc, California. Other survivors include her sons Rusty Kopak of Wenatchee, WA and Kevin Kopak and his wife Kathi, of Redmond, WA. Teena’s grandchildren include Amanda, Kasey and Jacob from Wenatchee and Justin, Taylor and Nick of Redmond. Services will be held Wednesday, March 18th at 2PM at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue.In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

198413


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@redmond-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.redmond-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Obituaries

Alfred W. Dort, Sr. | Obituary
Alfred W. Dort Sr. | Obituary

Alfred (Al) Dort Sr., 95, died on August 23, 2021 at Evergreen… Continue reading

Arthur William Eshe | Obituary
Arthur William Eshe | Obituary

Arthur William Eshe, 67, passed away on March 25, 2021 in Cle… Continue reading

Theodore M. Aarstad Sr. | Obituary
Theodore M. Aarstad Sr. | Obituary

Theodore M. Aarstad Sr., 67, of Spirit Lake, Idaho, passed away on… Continue reading

Mitchell W. Tapia | Obituary
Mitchell W. Tapia | Obituary

Mitchell W. Tapia, 71, of Spirit Lake, ID passed away at home… Continue reading

Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary
Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary

Ann Tennant Holland | Obituary… Continue reading

Nathan Walter Peck | Obituary
Nathan Walter Peck | Obituary

Nathan Walter Peck | Obituary… Continue reading

Robert Anthony Savage | Obituary
Robert Anthony Savage | Obituary

Robert Anthony Savage | Obituary… Continue reading

Bruce Stuart Miller | Obituary
Bruce Stuart Miller | Obituary

Bruce Stuart Miller April 30, 1936 - Oct 31, 2020 On October… Continue reading

Rebecca Claire Tapia (née Jones)
Rebecca Claire Tapia (née Jones) | Obituary

Rebecca Claire Tapia (née Jones), 66, formerly of Kirkland, WA, passed away… Continue reading

Michael “Mick” Royce Keir | Obituary
Michael “Mick” Royce Keir | Obituary

Michael “Mick” Royce Keir Michael “Mick” Royce Keir, of Yuba City CA… Continue reading

SHARON HAGGERTY ANDERSON
SHARON HAGGERTY ANDERSON

Sharon Haggerty Anderson joyfully cultivated friendship and love her entire life. She… Continue reading

THERESA “TERRYANN” ANTOINETTE BOWEN
THERESA “TERRYANN” ANTOINETTE BOWEN

Theresa “TerryAnn” Antoinette Bowen (née Fisher Kurfess), went home to the Lord… Continue reading