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.