Teeps and Sassy
Sandy Kopan
  • 57 years old
  • Date of birth: May 16, 1953
  • Date of passing: Mar 15, 2011
Let the memory of Sassy live on forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Sandy Kopan who was born on May 16, 1953 and passed away on March 15, 2011. We will remember her big smile, her adventuresome spirit, and her sassiness forever.  We hope you will use this website and post any tributes, stories or memories of Sandy you would like to share with her friends and family.

At this point we are planning to hold memorial services in both Montana and New York.

Sandy's memorial service in Bozeman will be on Thursday, March 24, at 6:30  PM at the Beall Park Center, doors will open at 6:00 PM. Beall Park is a place that Sandy loved to go with Dayna and her family.  The address is 409 N Bozeman Ave.

If you would like to make a donation to help cover the costs of the services, please send or drop off a check in the name of Dayna T. Allen at U.S. Bank account number 153550219098. The bank address 104 E. Main, Bozeman, MT 59715.

If you would like to send a card, gift or flowers to Dayna, her address is 324 N. Wallace, Bozeman, MT 59715.

We will update this page as more information is available. Thank you for your thoughts, support and love.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sharon Trinci on 17th March 2012

"Sweet Cuz Sandy in Memory of the Beautiful Lady I remember you to be I love and miss your calls & txts, always love you!"

This tribute was added by Paris Greene on 17th March 2012


This tribute was added by Kyle Hennessy-Snow on 14th March 2012

"I miss you so.  One year ago today didn't seem real.  You will always be with me.  I love you."

This tribute was added by Levi Barbao on 1st March 2012

"Hey Neighbor- I can't believe it has been almost 1 year since you left us. I think about you everyday and the house is constantly reminding me of our memories. Remember when we sat out til 3 am in the blistering cold, wrapped in blankets, chain smoking, hoping to maybe catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse? ah the joy that a good friend brings to life. I miss you like crazy and so does Jig."

This tribute was added by Sharon Trinci on 19th December 2011

"Thoughts of You my Cousin Sandy, Miss talking with you Prayers always ... with Love <3"

This tribute was added by Sharon Trinci on 8th December 2011

"I miss you cuzn Sandy with lots of love and I know your okay resting in Jesus, so many have gone on now, my Mamma now Resting too, I pray when my turn comes, we can have a family Reunion all of us together in the Father's hands, blessed by God our Creator in Heaven! Amen! I love you& cuzn Lisa your sister too! Until we meet again hugs&kisses!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Trinci on 13th April 2011

"I can never forget the fun times we shared, may have been only a few back in the days, but we had fun when we were together ;) we did stay close on phones, emails,& texting etc... I hope I get to meet your family in Montana 1day soon!Luv Always!"

This tribute was added by Tom Kersch on 2nd April 2011

""Loving memories of growing up together in Canada. Surely loved, forever in our hearts, Sandy will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Sympathies to her family, especially "Edie", Dayna, Ricky and Eddie." -Jimmy Amigone/Tom Kersch/Josephine Golonka"

This tribute was added by robert derhak on 1st April 2011

Becca and I are so said to hear the news.  Sandy was great to me, she took me in when I had no other place to stay, and took care of me when I worked at the flower shop.  She was a wonderful, and kind person.  She is loved and missed."

This tribute was added by Brandy Shelton on 29th March 2011

"I was so sad to hear about your Mom,Sandy was one great lady,always so funny and kind and always thinking of others.Sandy you will be sadly missed,but never forgotten<3"

This tribute was added by Tracy Glogoza on 23rd March 2011

"May Sandy rest in peace.  My thoughts and prayers are with Dayna and family."

This tribute was added by Lael Selznick on 22nd March 2011

"Sandy: big hugs, great laugh, thoughtful, silly, energitic, adventurous! We love you Sandy! Sending all our love to Dayna, Al, Trinci and family."

This tribute was added by leslie vanschaik on 21st March 2011

"I will treasure all my memories of Sandy and hold them in my heart. Her kindness, quirkiness, and spirit were like no other. An angel now looks upon us all, but watching and caring especially for Dayna, Alex, Trinci, Rick, Ed & Edie- xoxo"

This tribute was added by Lauren Bostwick on 21st March 2011

"I will always remember Sandy for her big sprit and contagious laugh. She brought so much joy to me when I was a child.  We had so many amazing times at the cottage. I will never ever forget her. Dayna  my thoughts are with you . Love Lauren Amigone"

This tribute was added by Tara Tepas on 20th March 2011

"I've learned so much about Sandy in the last couple of years... she was brave, and funny, and full of joy. She made us all laugh, laugh, laugh. We will all miss her tremendously."

This tribute was added by Kyle Hennessy-Snow on 20th March 2011

"The best friend anyone could have and you were mine.  46 years of love. The love you gave will shine through all you touched, now and forever.  My heart is aching and I miss you my girlfriend!  Keep smiling, we need it."

This tribute was added by Rachele Taylor on 20th March 2011

"Sandy was a wonderful and caring person, who quickly became a member of our family long before Alex and Dayna married.  She will be missed by everyone who knew her, but we will have many loving memories to take comfort in."

This tribute was added by Chris Ankeny on 20th March 2011

"The one thing I remember about Sandy above everything else was her love for Dayna. She absolutely adored her daughter and was so proud of the life that she had created for herself. Rest in Peace Sandy."

This tribute was added by Aaron Hessinger on 19th March 2011

"Dayna I only met your mom a few times however she always seemed so happy to be in Montana, specially with you. Its great she got to spend time here with your family."

This tribute was added by Dona Brown on 19th March 2011

"Sandy was full of love for everybody. She had a great big heart and an awesome laugh.  Being out in Montana with her daughter Dayna, son-in-law Alex and grand-daughter Trinci meant the world to her.  She passed away too soon, but was a happy woman."

This tribute was added by Lindsey Tollefson on 19th March 2011

"As friends of Dayna, we really enjoyed getting to know Sandy. She was always up for adventures and loved being near her daughter & family. We watched the super bowl with her and she had so much fun dancing with the babies during the half time show!"

This tribute was added by Cletus Tepas on 18th March 2011

"I will always remember her for big smile great laugh and warm hugs. She has a special place in each of our hearts."

This tribute was added by alex allen on 18th March 2011

"Sandy will always be remembered for her big heart and smile.  She was always nice to everyone she met and she would do anything for anybody or anybody's pet.  She could always make us laugh especially Trin. She will be missed and forever loved."

This tribute was added by Jeremy Mistretta on 18th March 2011

"A loving mother and a grandmother.  She lived in a beautiful town close to her daughter and granddaughter.  We should all be so lucky!  I will never forget the night at Audrey's pizza, seeing her amongst close family and friends.  She was so happy!"

This tribute was added by ginny tepas on 18th March 2011

"I will forever treasure my lifelong memories with Sandy, Dayna + all of the Kopans.  Many early memories stem from Crescent Beach, along with visits on Briscoe.  Sandy treated me almost like a second daughter.  She was always so much fun."

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