Adoring wife, supportive mother.
Anita Gwen Shanahan died at her home on December 30, 2013 after a 10-month battle with bile duct cancer. She was 57.
Mrs. Shanahan was born in the small coal mining town of Dante, Virginia in August 1956. She lived there for several years with her aunt Maggie Kiser and her numerous cousins. As the youngest, she was teased incessantly but it was always done with love.
At the age of five, Mrs. Shanahan moved to Hawthorne, California with her mother, Claris M. Jones and Mrs. Shanahan’s older sister.
Claremont native George Copenhaver died unexpectedly of a brain aneurysm on December 28, 2013. He was 53.
Mr. Copenhaver was born April 1, 1960 to Daniel and Cosette Copenhaver of Claremont. He was one of two children and often spent time with his sister Jean. He attended Claremont High School and graduated in 1979.
After graduating, Mr. Copenhaver served in the Navy and was stationed on the LKA 115 USS Mobile. His service lasted until 1983.