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George Cooper

Aug. 14, 1938 - Jan. 13, 2023


January 25, 2023

George Delwyn Cooper, 84, of Sweet Home, died Jan. 13, 2023.

He was born Aug. 14, 1938, in Goldendale, Wash., to Ora Allen and Helen Alvira (Cox) Cooper.

After graduating high school in Lyle, Wash., he served in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Cooper married the love of his life Susan Baumgartner, in 1966.

They had two daughters. He worked for and retired from Washington State Department of Transportation.

Mr. Cooper had many hobbies, including hunting and fishing. He also believed in giving back to his community. He never knew a stranger. Family was always first in his heart.

Mr. Cooper is survived by his daughters, Geri Justham and Teri Cooper; brother Gary Cooper; 19 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan; brother Ronald; and sister Myrna.

A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.


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