Carolyn (May)- of West Newton, MA, passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2018, after a long illness. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, J. Stanley “Stan” Koper, and three sons: Stephen, of Portland, OR, William, of Hyattsville, MD, and Erik, of West Newton, MA. She will be remembered by her two grandchildren, Ryan and Evan, and daughters-in-law, Stephanie and Alexandra. She will be greatly missed by her sisters, Cynthia Sheikholeslami of Albany, CA and Cairo, Egypt, Elizabeth Strange of Washington, DC, and her brother, Theodore May and his wife, Margaret Horner, of Columbia, MO.
Mrs. Koper was born in St Paul, Minnesota to the late Dr. Charles D. May and Doris (Hudson) May. She was raised in St Paul, MN and in Iowa City, IA. After attending high school at the Calhoun School in New York, Carolyn went to Shimer College in Mount Carroll, IL, Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. After marrying her husband, Stan, they moved to Milwaukee, WI and eventually settled with their children in West Newton, MA. Mrs. Koper will be missed for her intellect, wit, love of dogs, and answers to all of Stan’s questions about the family’s history.
A celebration of Carolyn’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton, 1326 Washington St.,West Newton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Carolyn’s name may be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Poodle Rescue of New England, or the Bay Path Humane Society of Hopkinton, MA.