Linda Leah (Copenhaver) Wolferman

Linda Leah (Copenhaver) Wolferman    Linda Leah (Copenhaver) Wolferman, 56, of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, passed away Aug. 17, after a gallant battle with cancer.
    She was born March 28, 1951 in Conrad, to Wayne and Joyce (Romsa) Copenhaver. Linda grew up on the family farm east of Brady, where she attended grade school and graduated  from Brady High School. She then attended the University of Montana in Missoula.
    Linda went to Alaska and worked as a waitress for a year. She then hitch hiked back to Brady and went to New Hampshire to work as a nanny. Linda met Margaret, from New Zealand who was also a nanny, and together they hitch hiked to Brady to get ready for a trip to London to work. Linda worked in a ‘supper club’ called Flanigans and Margaret went to work in a fish factory.
    Linda went alone across Spain, catching rides usually with trucks to a sea port, then on to the Canary Islands spending 3 months living in a cave on the Isle of Lanzarate with other young adventurers. After getting back to Europe, she worked for Flanigans in Amsterdam, Holland. Linda headed for home, landing in New York, boarding a bus for Florida, across the lower states and then headed north. Linda never knew a stranger. She landed in Brady with two fellow travelers from Japan and England. She told them that her Mother would take them to Glacier Park, which she did.
    Linda moved to Missoula and worked at the Shack Restaurant. She then started her own catering and restaurant business; then back to Alaska, owning a business there also.
    On Feb. 14, 1994, she married Terrance Wolferman in Las Vegas, Nev. Linda was active in 4-H, Farmers Union and all school functions. She was a member of the Golden West Lutheran Church and a church in Alaska. She lived to travel. Linda and Terry went on a 25-day trip to Europe and the Islands leaving May 19, 2007. She enjoyed camping, garage sales, boating and planning family and class reunions. Taking pictures was always a must.
    Survivors include her husband, Terry, of Couer d’ Alene; mother, Joyce Copenhaver, and sister, Norma Copenhaver, both of Conrad; sister, Betty (Bill Dagel), of Cut Bank; brother, Malvin (Marilyn) Copenhaver, of Brady; and many nieces and nephews. Step-sons, Keith (Kory) Wolferman, Eric (Amy) Wolferman; step-daughters, Diane Wolferman, Katie (Nick) Tram, all of Missoula; Kelly (Mitch) Bundle, of Bellvue, Wash.; and 8 step-grandchildren.
    Linda was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Copenhaver, grandparents Keith and Martha Copenhaver and Malvin and Eleanor Romsa.
    Very few had Linda’s zest for life.
    A Celebration of Life will be held Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Brady Community Hall in Brady.