Obituary for Ella Rae Copley (Hester)
Ella Rae (Hester) Copley died Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Muleshoe. She was born June 26, 1926 in Electra, Texas to Andrew Jackson and Mary Mae Bell (Kropp) Hester. She married Jimmy Raymond "J.R." Copley in Clovis, New Mexico on March 10, 1945.
Ella lived in the Muleshoe community most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Muleshoe. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.R. in 2008; her daughter, Rama Smalling in 2014; and her parents.
Ella is survived by her four sons, Don Copley of Muleshoe, Texas, Jimmy Copley of Muleshoe, Texas, Terry Copley of Friona, Texas and Wayne Copley of Muleshoe, Texas; her daughter, Vicki Welch of Lubbock, Texas; 29 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Muleshoe Meal on Wheels, 300 South 1st Street, Muleshoe, Texas, 79347 or Park View Nursing Care Center, 1100 West Avenue J, Muleshoe, Texas, 79347.