d. March 8, 2014
Stanley Allen Coppock, 63, son of Ray and Ellen Coppock of Davis and brother of Susan Coppock of Woodland, died at his Davis residence on March 8, 2014.
Stanley was born in Madera. His family moved to Davis when he was 5 years old and his boyhood was spent in Davis schools. After moving to the Bay Area, he continued his studies, became a senior software engineer and worked in the biotech and other high-tech industries. He read widely and was informed in such disciplines as psychology, music composition, history and Latin.
He was married to Jean Swanson for 30 years. Although his later years were shadowed by bipolar disorder and other issues, his musical and artistic skills have been much appreciated by his family, his friends and others. His sudden death followed an afternoon of playing banjo with a friend.
He is survived by his parents; his sister Susan; brother David Coppock of Princeton Junction, New Jersey; niece Julia Coppock of New York and nephew Andrew Coppock of New Jersey.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. March 27 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis.