James P. Kopley January 24, 1926 – November 13, 2013
Jim passed away peacefully and with dignity in his home in Westwood, CA surrounded by family after over a decade fighting Parkinson’s. He was born in St. Louis, MI and moved to Los Angeles at age ten. Jim attended Hollywood High School, served in the Navy as a Radio Technician and received his B.S. and MBA from Stanford. He later met his wife Betty in Los Angeles where they recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. He worked as a Finance Business Development Executive at Hughes/Raytheon for over 30 years managing proposal volumes. Jim’s hobbies included rock hunting and lapidary, photography, travel and tracking household finances. Jim is survived by his loving wife Betty, daughters Kathy and Ellen, and grandchildren Jeff, Coral, Sarah and Andrew. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 17th at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City at 11:00 in the morning. In lieu of flowers, pleases make donations to the Parkinson’s Resource Organization, www.parkinsonsresource.org; 74090 El Paseo #104, Palm Desert, CA 92260; (760) 773-5128.