\nNick Coppin passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on February 28, 1941 in Winnemucca, Nevada to Clayton Anderson Coppin Sr. and Emma Bell Soyer. He married Terry Ellen Holstrom in 1970 and again on June 10, 2022. They had one child, Nicholas LaVal Coppin, deceased. Nick was a wonderful and devoted father.\n\nNick had a Master’s Degree in history and taught for the History Department at the U. of U. and for George Mason University. He worked for the Koch brothers for several years writing the history of the Koch family and industries. He was often quoted in historical papers by other historians. \n\nHe as well respected for his business sense. He worked as a personal assistant for the Salt Lake County Commissioners. For several years he was the office administrator for Utah Legal Services.\n\nNick was proud to have served his country in the US Army and as a member of the Peace Corp in Ghana, Africa in the 1970’s. He was an active member of Veterans for Peace. \n\nHe was highly intelligent, couldn’t tolerate the stupid or evil (think Trump), had a fine sense of humor, and was practical. His friends were varied; he liked kids and animals, especially cats.\n\nHe had a full and varied life and will be sorely missed by those of us who were lucky enough to know him. He is survived by his wife, Terry; sister, Belinda Qulilici of Boise, Idaho; brother, Edward Coppin of Arizona; four nephews; and Marlow his tuxedo cat.\n\nHis wife wishes to thank the VA Hospital and the staff at Capitol Hill Senior Care Center, and the fine, sensitive people at Ashby Hospice for their efforts and care in his final days.\n\nGraveside services will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.at the Draper City Cemetery located at 12450 South 900 East, Draper, Utah. There will be a reception in the Draper Park, South Pavilion after the service.