My Parents
Stan and Eila Coppin

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Stanley and Eila Coppin met while attending East Nicolaus High School. Eila is the daughter of Harvey Almer Hiddleson and Susie Irene Fissel. After their marriage in 1938, they lived in a small house at the back of his father's ranch. During this time, Stan was the rural mail carrier for Pleasant Grove, California, and worked at Gladding McBean in Lincoln, California. He made some of the Ram heads gracing the PG&E building in San Francisco.

Stan and Eila built their own house across from Pleasant Grove Elementary School, working nights and weekends for about 2 years. They moved the family into the new house on July 15, 1951, 6 months after their fifth child, Peggy was born.

Their second son, Curt was killed in an automobile accident in 1967. Their son Lowell owns his own crane business and lives in Pleasant Grove. Their daughters, Karen, Cathy and Peggy all live in Sacramento, California. Karen quit her job as a computer programmer analyst in 1972 to stay home and take care of her children. Cathy works for a computer manufacturing firm as a secretary, and Peggy is a surgical nurse in the cardiac unit of Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento.

Stan retired in 1979, after 40 years as a Rural Mail Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He also worked in the rice fields, and as the caretaker for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Each of their children had their turn working at the cemetery, whether it was watering, mowing or digging graves. Eila retired in 1973. She worked as an accountant for the State of California Department of Highways. She also worked as a librarian at the Pleasant Grove branch of the Sutter County Library.

Before Stan's death in 2003, Stan and Eila spent a great deal of time traveling, pulling their trailer behind them. When home, Stan found time to ride his bike, and Eila designed and made jewelry.  Eila now lives near her daughters in Sacramento, CA.  Stan is buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, California.

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