Robert D. Cooper

Dec 17, 1936 - Sep 10, 2016

Robert D. Cooper

Dec 17, 1936 - Sep 10, 2016

Obituary

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

  1. It has been a lifetime ago since we have seen each other… You have all my sympathy at this time of your loss. You are in my prayers.h

  2. We were terribly sad to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  3. Diane says:

    I will miss your dry sense of humor, your funny stories (when we could get you to tell them) and most of all those incredible blue eyes… I’ve always been proud to be your little sister. I’m so sad…

  4. Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He worked with my Dad (Stan) at Western for all of those 27 years. I recall a friendly and gentle man on the visits I had to Western with my Dad. I recall Dad always calling Bob “Coop”. Although my Dad passed in 1998, Bob always remained a highly regarded work mate of my Dad’s. For this I thank him. My Prayers to all of Bob’s family and I know he will be greatly missed. May God Bless you all. Kind regards: Mike Auckland & Family in Hobart, Tasmania. Australia

  5. Hugs to the cooper family. Shelley Hutchinson

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