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Genevieve Copenhaver

Genevieve Copenhaver, age 96, died Friday, April 7, 2023, at her rural home.

Genevieve Mae was born April 25, 1926, the daughter of Mathias and Anna (Goebel) Huss, at Wells County, ND.  She went to school in Sykeston, ND.  After graduation she kept house for two of her brothers before moving to Fargo, ND, to work at the telephone company.  Later she moved back to Carrington and worked at the Foster County State Bank for a few years.  On October 24, 1956, Genevieve was united in marriage to Stanley Copenhaver Jr. in Carrington, ND.  After raising six kids, Genny worked for several years in the laundry department at Golden Acres Manor.  Holidays were special, because of her homemade buns and she always made extra for the grandchildren to take with them.  She carried on this tradition until several years ago.  Her faith was very important and she started each day with daily devotions.  Genny also enjoyed reading and word finds.

She is survived by her husband, Stan of 66 years; children, Pat of Carrington, ND, David (Joan) of Carrington, ND, Jane (Graham) Oakland of Reynolds, ND, Mary Jo Tardif of Jamestown, ND, and Steve (Pam) of Sykeston, ND.  She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and her sister, Lillian Aljets of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anne Newhouse; grandchildren, Luke and Tess Copenhaver; sons-in-law, Tom Newhouse and Ed Tardif; brothers, Walter, Matt, John, Fritz, Martin, Arthur and Francis (Tom) Huss, and sister, Marie Laber.


Genny’s Visitation will be Thursday, April 13, 2023 from 3:00PM – 6:45PM, followed by the Rosary Service at 6:45 PM and a Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, ND.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on April 14, 2023 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND.

Her Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery, in Carrington, ND at a later date.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Dave, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. May the good Lord wrap you and your family in his loving arms and may you find comfort at this time.

  2. To all of Genny’s family, Steve and I are sorry for your loss. It’s always hard to loose a parent no matter what your age. Take comfort in knowing she lived a long and full life and will be missed by many. We are thinking of and praying for your comfort during this sad time. God bless you all.

  3. To all of the Copenhaver families, we are so sorry to hear of Genny’s passing. She lived a very long and full life and I am sure your memories are endless. She always had a smile on her face and a kind and encouraging word whenever we saw her. Please know that our hearts are with all of you at this time.

  4. To Stan and the entire family my deepest sympathies. I remember many visits at your farm and enjoyed the conversation between Stan and Ara, Genny and Thelma. Genny was a wonderful hostess and you never left without some type of lunch. She was indeed a wonderful farmer’s wife.

  5. Dave, Pat and family. so very sorry for your loss. God Bless.

  6. Our condolences to the Copenhagen family, may God wrap you in his arms of comfort.

  7. I am thankful for the good memories of Aunt Genny. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. My prayers are with your family.

  8. Fond memories of this fine lady and her family. My sincere condolences.

  9. Condolences to you Pat and your entire family for your loss. God bless

  10. Sending our condolences to the entire Copenhaver family, and remembering the amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother she was. The grand matriarch of the Copenhaver family.


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