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 Florence A. “Flo” <I>Vales</I> Kopriva

Florence A. “Flo” Vales Kopriva

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 18 Nov 2012 (aged 94)
Rio Rancho, Sandoval County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 101248769 · View Source
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Florence A. Kopriva, nee Vales, 94, of Rio Rancho, N.M., and for 35 years a resident of Elmhurst, Ill., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 18, 2012, in Rio Rancho. Born in Chicago on Aug,. 22, 1918 to the late Charles and Anna Vales, she was the beloved wife for 59 years of the late Ray W. Kopriva. She was also the loving mother of Don Kopriva of Lisle, Ill., and Shari (Sergio) Gonzales of Albuquerque, N.M.; proud grandmother ("Nan") of Robin (Brandon) Bartlett of Rio Rancho and Josh (Jennifer) Anderson of Highland, Utah; doting great-grandmother ("Great Nanny") of Blaise, Keagan and Jacy Bartlett and Mason and Ella Anderson; loving sister of Albert C. Vales of Roscoe, Ill., and the late Robert; sister-in-law of Earl (Marge) Kopriva of Huntley, Ill.; the fond aunt ("Aunt Toots") of many nieces and nephews. She worked at the Chicago Times in the 1940s and at Employers Mutual Insurance prior to retiring with Ray in 1983 to Rio Rancho, where they enjoyed traveling, golfing and playing bridge. A memorial mass will be offered at 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Visitation Catholic Church, 779 S. York Road, Elmhurst, Ill., where the family was among the first parishioners nearly 60 years ago. Private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Ill. Memorials to the charity of your choice .
Published in Chicago Tribune on November 25, 2012


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  • Maintained by: Maria Riordan
  • Originally Created by: Joseph Anthony
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101248769
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Florence A. “Flo” Vales Kopriva (22 Aug 1918–18 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101248769, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Maria Riordan (contributor 48450701) .