Jose Hugo Copa

  • Born: March 15, 1934
  • Died: September 28, 2021
  • Location: Salem, Oregon

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Jose Hugo Copa also known as JC was born in Salta Argentina on March 15th, 1934. He was one of eight children. He lived in many areas of Argentina where ever his father could find work. The family were members of the Plymouth Brethren Church begun by missionaries from England. He married Dorliza at age 22. Some years later in the province of Salta they began attending a church started by Conservative Baptists. He was in the first graduating class of their new seminary in SanPedro, Jujuy. They spent the rest of their married years located in Cerrillos, Salta in pastoral and other ministries. He supported his family as a plumber. After 53 years of marriage Dorliza died. Three years later he married Ruth Anne Nichols who had spent 19 years as a Conservative Baptist missionary in Salta. They lived in Salem, OR. He leaves behind his three sons, JoseLino, David, Hector, and their wives and five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren all in Texas. His son Timothy and daughter Ruth still live in Cerrillos, Salta. He will be greatly missed by them and his family at First Baptist in Salem, OR.


Condolence & Memory Journal

With loving thoughts and condolences. It was a privilege to have known him.

Posted by Sperling Sheryl Sheryl - Salem, OR - Friend   October 29, 2021

Don Copa fue mi pastor por varios años. Sus hijos son muy buenos amigos míos. Nuestras familias estaban juntas a menudo. Un dia vino a mi casa para ver a mis padres. Vino en su moto. Me llevo a dar una vuelta. Me encanto. Cantaba muy bonito. Jose lino, David, Hector, Ruti y Timo mi mas grandes pesames. Tia Rut An, siento mucho la perdida de tu gran amor. Mis mas grandes pesames. Doy gracias que sabemos que Don Copa está con su Sr. Y que ya no tiene dolor y su cuerpo funciona bien. Abrazos a todos.

Posted by Deby Castro - CA - Family Friend   October 28, 2021

Don Copa, as we all called him, was a kind, soft spoken, man of God. My friends and I, when at boarding school in Cerrillos, always made a stop at his house when out riding horse. He always came out to greet us. My love to all his children, and my dear Aunt Ruth Anne.

Posted by Janine Cook - Tucuman - Friend   October 28, 2021

Don Copa, such a kindly, friendly and funny man. I knew him in Cerrillos and Quijano, and always was easy to tell that he loved the Lord and wanted to serve him. He would sometimes come and visit my family in Quijano, and it was a joy to spend time with him.

I rejoice to know he is with the Lord he loved.

Nora Acuña Gates

Posted by Nora Gates - Kirksville, MO - Friend   October 28, 2021