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Zachary D. Copenhaver

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff

Zachary D. Copenhaver, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., died Saturday, May 4, 2013. He was 31 years old.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was Tuesday, May 14, in Powell.

Zachary D. Copenhaver was born July 21, 1981, in Powell, the son of Mark and Ann Copenhaver.

He attended Powell schools and graduated from Powell High School in 2000.

After high school he attended Northwest College where he met Abbey Raynor. The couple married June 19, 2004, in Lander. They had a daughter, Macy.

Mr. Copenhaver graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.

He worked as an immigration enforcement agent and was assigned to the U S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations, Phoenix Field Office, Criminal Alien Program. He started work there on March 20, 2010.

He was recognized as an outstanding honor graduate when he finished basic training at the ICE Academy in Clynco, Ga. During his time with the Phoenix Field Office, Mr. Copenhaver was a green-team member of the Phoenix Special Response Team.

Before his employment with ICE, he was employed by the Arizona Department of Corrections as a K-9 officer.

He is survived by his parents, Mark and Ann Copenhaver of Powell; wife Abbey; 19-month-old daughter Macy; sister Sarah Shdo and her husband Ryan; father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Barbara Raynor; grandfather Dick Hansen; grandmother Kay Hansen; aunts Jayne Haggen and her husband Gene and Sharon Hansen; cousins Melissa Haggen and Jeff Hansen; and brother-in-law Adam Raynor.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ross Copenhaver; grandmother Barbara Hansen; and aunt Maureen Hansen.

Memorial gifts can be made to the Ross D. Copenhaver Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Northwest College Foundation.

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