Robert D. Cooper

Dec 17, 1936 - Sep 10, 2016

Robert D. Cooper

Dec 17, 1936 - Sep 10, 2016


Robert D. Cooper went home to our Father September 10th, 2016 at the age of 79. Bob was born in Poteau, OK on December 17th, 1936. He joined the Army in 1957 after high school. After his honorable Army service, Bob went to work as a finish carpenter. He also worked at Winchell’s Donuts. It was at Winchell’s that he met the love of his life, Carolyn. They were married in Los Altos, CA on April 14th, 1962.
Bob then went to work of United Technology Corporation, fabricating the engines for rockets used by NASA. It was in California where Bob and Carolyn’s first child, Bobbie Cooper was born in 1964. They then moved to Washington state in 1967 where Bob worked at Pacific Concrete and then Cowden Gravel. Bob also became a reserve Deputy Sheriff. It was during this time that Bob and Carolyn were blessed with Clifford and Erika Cooper.
Bob finished his eclectic career history in the maintenance department of Western Washington University where he worked for 27 years. He retired in 1998. During this time Bob and Carolyn had three more children, Matthew, Christine and Scott Cooper. Bob loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He raised mules that he would use to pack during hunting trips. He also enjoyed raising the buffaloes that his son, Clifford, gifted him.
Most of all, Bob loved his family. He was always the first to count fingers and toes when a son, daughter, grandchild or great-grandchild was born. His favorite times could be counted on when he was surrounded by his family for the many birthday and holiday celebrations.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughter Bobbie, son Clifford, daughter Erika (Christopher), son Matthew (Mayumi), daughter Christine (Eric), son Scott, grandchildren; Jesse, Kristen, Allen, Jenny, Luke, Cooper, and Sara, step-grandchildren Riley and Caitlyn, and great-grandchildren Lenneth, Rhea, Skylnn, Takylee.
Service will be at Moles Farewell Tributes at 2465 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham on Friday September 16 at 10:00am. Immediately after, there will be a graveside service at Bayview Cemetery at 11:00am.
There will then be a Celebration of Life following the graveside service at the American Legion Post 7, 1688 West Bakerview, Bellingham at 12:00 Noon. Everyone is welcome to attend all.

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: Jan 16, 9162 (No Time)
  • Venue: American Legion Post 7
  • Location: 1688 W BAKERVIEW RD Bellingham, WA 98226

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: Sep 16, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes- Bellingham
  • Location: 2465 Lakeway Dr Bellingham, WA 98229
  • Phone Number: (360) 733-0510

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: Sep 16, 2016 (No Time)
  • Venue: Bayview Cemetery
  • Location: 1420 Woburn St Bellingham, WA 98229

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11 responses to Robert D. Cooper

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  1. I was sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad, I can say that I do understand your loss and just want you to know you have many people around you who care about you and will be praying for you and your family. Keep your memories of your Dad alive through your children and know I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers….Necia

  2. Bob your a great friend thauts were all there a bout you and your family will miss you

  3. Too the family of Robert Coope, I never had the pleasure of meeting this man but I have spent many of joyous hours with Erika and her children and grandchildren. I thank him for there lives being a part of mine. It proves that a person can affect others people’s lives without ever even meeting them. The whole family has my sincerest condolences for your loss and know that you will all be in our prayers. Thanks again Mr. Cooper for sharing your loved ones with the world. You sir, made the world a much better place by your presence and the legacy you leave behind.

  4. Carolyn and family……I was so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  5. Dear Carolyn & Family-I was so sorry to hear about the death of Bob. I have so many wonderful memories of Bob and your family over the years. Whether it was at my Mom’s house or yours, Bob was always quietly sitting by the fireplace and joining in the conversation when necessary. He was a kind man of few words and when he did choose to say something he meant it. Bob was a genuine man who would do anything to help people out.
    I am so sorry for your loss and I know this is so difficult for all of you. I hope that the many great memories you have of all the wonderful family time you shared helps bring a smile to your heart as you grieve.
    My sincerest sympathy- Becky Stockmar

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