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Vera Jane Kopsho

January 1, 1929 — August 17, 2020

Vera was born November 22, 1929 to Helen and John Manyik at the farm home in Ramah, Colorado. She attended school and graduated in Ramah. After graduation she moved to downtown Denver and was employed at McGills. There she wrapped by hand the fishing eyes on the rods. She also worked part time at a soda shop and lived with her Aunt on the Palko side. She moved back home in 1948. After several dates to the movie theater and numerous barn dances she married Steve Olyejar on February 20, 1949. Vera was a homemaker and she also helped out on the farm and in the fields every day. When she had time she loved to embroidery, crochet and loved making quilts which she would always enjoy giving as gifts. Another of her joys was baking, so you could guarantee when you visit her home, she always had either homemade cookies or her delicious Baba bread to offer you along with a hot cup of coffee. In 1949, Vera and Steve started milking dairy cows and continued until Steve and Greg took over the dairy farm. Vera always loved celebrating her birthday with the exception of the assignation of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. In 1968, she and Steve worked together at the Calhan Cash Auction. On December 5, 1978 she lost her beloved husband Steve. The following year she started working at Thompson’s Pharmacy. In the summer of 1981 she married Al Kopsho and moved to California. He passed a few years later. She loved listening to polka music and polka dancing every Saturday night in Colorado Springs at the Polka Club .Vera and her girlfriends loved to play bingo in Colorado Springs and you could bet every Saturday she was catching a bus to Cripple Creek when it opened. Two rolls of pennies was good for an entire day of gambling and she loved the good food they had well. Also her passions of puzzles and playing cards. Vera Jane (Manyik) (Olyejar) Kopsho is survived by her children, Steve Olyejar, Greg Olyejar, and Val (Gary) Proctor. Grand children, Kris Olyejar (Berna Garcia), Eric (Nikki) Olyejar, Brandy (Kevin) Buchner, Andy Olyejar, Josh (Megan) Proctor and Kelsey Proctor. Great-grand children, Brittany (Chance) Chambers, Jacob Buchner, Blake Buchner, Hanna Olyejar, Rachel Olyejar, Sterling Proctor, Kacey Proctor, Chayton Proctor and Jade Proctor. Along with everyone that called her Baba or Auntie Vera. The BEST is yet to come! Keep your Fork is always what was said after dinner and you always knew that something better was coming like an apple crisp or a chocolate cake. Something wonderful and with substance! Vera was never afraid of death because she knew Heaven is the greatest place to be! The incredible faith she had in our God gave her the strength to know something better was coming. So the next time you reach down for your fork, let it remind you, ever so gently, the best is yet to come. Cherish the time you have here on earth and the memories you share. The family choose to bury Vera with a fork in her hand because she always knew the best was yet to come.
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Thursday, August 20, 2020

11:30 - 12:30 am (Mountain time)

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