- 88 years old
- Date of birth: Feb 21, 1924
- Place of birth:
Palo Pinto County, Texas, United States
- Date of passing: Feb 2, 2013
- Place of passing:
Eugene, Oregon, United States
|He was always ready to lend a hand.|
This memorial website was created in the memory of Earl Cooper, 88, born on February 21, 1924 and passed away on February 2, 2013. Husband for sixty-six years of Dorothy, father of David and Karen, grandfather of Travis and Carrie, and great-grandfather of Owen, Max, Caralynn, Lauren and Henry.
"I can rememer when Earl was the apple of Dorothy's eye. We were visiting Grandma Hicks and Earl had moved from Texas. He rented a room near Grandma's house and Dorothy would get up early and get ready for work. She would watch for Earl to come out and start walking to work and then she would hurry out and join him. These walks turned into a wonderful marriage and beautiful family."
"(aka Linda Hamel) - As a child, Earl was one of the few people that spoke to me as... a person, and not a little girl. He always asked me questions and he didn't judge my answers. I was pretty shy as a small child, and he brought me out of my shell. He always took the time to talk to me, even just to acknowledge I was there. Thanks, Earl, for your kindness."
"Uncle Earl always greeted us on our Junction City visits with a smile and a readiness to show us a good time. He always showed pride when taking us on a tour of the mill. Some of my fondest memories center on picnics to Benton-Lane Park. He will be missed."
"To Earl I was known as "That girl who lives with you, what's her name" I had to tell him my name every time I saw him. I would tell him if he forgot my name next time I would beat him up. He always laughed and joked with me. I loved him and I will miss our visits. You tell them whose boss. I am his daughter Karens roommate."
"Dad was an electrician and that's my occupation. People think I learned the trade from him. That's not true, but what I did learn from his example was that the relationships with the people you work with are far more important than any task accomplished. He was most proud of all the apprentices that got their start under his watch."
"I remember Earl as a very handsome, talented man. Loved his Texas accent. Dorothy and he were favorites of ours, and I was so happy to have all of you visit us in Astoria. He will be missed."
"Always a smile and such a sweet, sweet man! I remember playing at your house over on 18th...the one with the windmill. Heaven has a new handy-man angel!!"
"Dad was the go-to guy. Anything that needed doing, especially at the Junction City First Christian Church, he was ready to help. He served as an elder, as church board chairman, and as de facto church handyman. After retirement he added the local senior center to his volunteering. People were always happy to see him show up :)"
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