Our lives were blessed when Justin Ross Copeland was born in Helena on Nov. 13, 1987. He attended Townsend High School and Geyser High School and received his GED in 2003. At the time of his death, Justin was employed as a driller for Precision Drilling in North Dakota.
Justin loved family, rodeo, horses, hunting, fishing and anything outdoors, yet his greatest loves were his amazing fiancée, Nikki, and his beautiful daughter, Maycee Marie. Justin was a talented man; anything he wanted to do, he did well. But above all, he was an amazing father, son, partner, brother, grandson and friend.
Justin is survived by his fiancée, Nikki Holmen, and their daughter, Maycee Marie Copeland; mother, Brenda Copeland; father, Todd Grebe; stepfather, Jeff Huotari; brothers, Jacob Huotari and Jonathan Copeland; grandparents, Sandra Lenneman, Ed and Leta Grebe, Norma Jean Walker and Virginia Henry; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Justin was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Al Copeland and Wilfred Huotari.
Justin’s blessed life tragically ended on Sept. 8, 2011, and he will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12, at Trailhead Christian Fellowship Church, 20 Trailhead View Drive, Townsend. Connors Funeral Home assisted the family with the services.