Nora R. Copeland died June 5, 2012 in Redmond, OR at the age of 89. Nora was born January 12, 1923 in Portland, OR to James and Bertha May (Willard) Shea. Nora was raised in Gresham, OR where she graduated from Gresham High. She worked as the City Recorder in Gresham until moving to Redmond, Or in 1956. After relocating to Central Oregon Nora and her first husband Jack owned and operated a local variety store in Redmond, The Fair Store. In 1970 Nora decided to become a Realtor and started working for Redmond Realty, in 1972 she partnered up with George Trout and they started Trout Realty Inc, Nora and George were married on July 4, 1975 in Reno, Nevada. She was awarded Realtor of the year in 1988 and in 1995 they retired.
Nora was very involved in her community, she was a member and the first President and organizer of Central Oregon District Hospital Auxiliary, she served 2 terms on the Redmond School Board, she was President of Redmond Chamber of Commerce, a member of Soroptimist and Sam Johnson’s Toast Masters. She and George were founding charter members of Central Oregon Multiple Listing Service. Nora also played a big part in the Central Oregon Spud Festival. In her spare time Nora enjoyed trips to Reno spent gambling and watching shows. She also loved reading and was a great card player.
Nora is survived by her husband George D. Trout Jr., sons Mike Copeland of LaGrande and Larry Copeland of Portland, 3 step children all of Central Oregon, 9 grandchildren; Richard Copeland of Redmond, Kelley Copeland of Redmond, Pete (Guy) Barker of Sacramento, Joel Barker of Portland, Gabe Trout of Eugene, Sara Trout of Seattle, Tanda Allen of Provo, Jason Trout of Anchorage and Brandi Reinhardt of Anchorage and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband Jack Copeland, 4 sisters Lola, Mickey, Colleen, and Patricia and 1 stepson.
A celebration of life will be held Monday June 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM at Redmond Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Redmond Boys and Girls Club.