• February 26, 2017

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Catherine Oplinger

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Services for Catherine “C.J.” Oplinger, 47, of Copperas Cove, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen with David Shaver officiating.

Ms. Oplinger died April 9, 2013, in Austin. She was born Nov. 4, 1965, at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to Norman Thomas Oplinger and Monique Jaffrezic.

She attended Killeen schools until the 10th grade and then transferred to Greensburg, Pa. She was a born again Christian and loved animals of all kinds.

Ms. Oplinger was preceded in death by her grandparents, George Jaffrezic and Norman C. Oplinger; her godfather, Rene Jaffrezic; and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include her four children, Taminka Silva, Valencia Allen, Joshua Gaulding and Quinton Gaulding; father and stepmother, Norman and Emma Oplinger; mother, Monique Schafer; sister, Martine Oplinger; granddaughters, Kamiah and Promise Oplinger; grandparents, Mary Louise Jaffrezic and Gertrude Friend; godmother and aunt, Marie Claude Jaffrezic; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the ASPCA or organizations that help the elderly.

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

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