The Coastal Post - May, 1998


By Submission

Alice Bingham Copeland Vincilione died at her home in Nicasio on April 9 at the age of 90. She was born June 17, 1907 in Chico to Edwin B. and Ethel Faulkner Copeland. She lived in the Philippine Islands until age 10 when the family moved back to Chico.

Mrs. Vincilione was a graduate of Chico High School and Chico Normal School before transferring to Stanford University where she graduated with a degree in French. For many years, she was secretary to A.A. Tiscornia in San Francisco. After his death, she helped Tiscornia's grand-daughter manage the estate.

Alice loved horses and owned several, including her favorite, Panama. She was a voracious reader and loved to travel. Always full of life, she was looking forward to an upcoming cruise.

She was a generous supporter of the San Francisco Opera and the Ballet. Her Sunday matinee box seats were shared with family and friends. Among many other charities, she endowed a professorship in Biology at Stanford.

She was married to Paul Vincilione of Marin County, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by a stepson, Michael L. Vincilione, and step-grandson, Michael R. Vincilione, of Nicasio. A brother, John Copeland lives in Chico. She is also survived by nine nieces and nephews: Pieter and Edwin van Eckhardt; Edwin and Virginia Copeland; Charles, Ellen and Paul Copeland; and Mary Kelly and Claudia Charter.

A celebration of her life is planned for a later date.

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