Charles "Tom" Cooper

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Service Information
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA

October 3, 1944 ~ April 22, 2011

Tom or "Coop", as he was affectionately known to his friends and co-workers, passed away at the Ray Hickey Hospice House. He had spent the day with family and friends around him.
He had finished his journey on this earth, a job well done.
He was born to George and Audrey Cooper in Texas. He had been a grocery person all of his life, spending 42 years with many different Safeway stores in this area. As a young boy he worked in his family grocery store in Upton, Wyoming.
Tom loved to cook and bake, often providing his friends, co- workers, and the nurses at the Infusion Center with food and goodies. Many holiday dinners and summer parties were held at his house and he was always the master cook for these events. He often shared recipes with others.
He was an avid Winter Hawk fan and followed them closely. He was a member of the Vancouver Moose.
He and his wife of 40 years, Dorothy, traveled every summer, always looking for new adventures.
Tom was preceded in death by his father, mother and mother-at-heart, Erma. She took him into her heart at age two and loved him as her own; his brother Orby and sister JoAnn.
He is survived by his sisters Mary and Linda; brothers James and Neal; sons Patrick, and wife Nita, Tim, and wife Teresa; four grandchildren, Nathan, Thomas, Emily and Steven; and his wife, Dorothy.
He will be missed so much by all. He was brave and had a wonderful sense of humor. His "powder" girls will miss him too.
A service will be held, Thursday April 28, 2011, 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens with visitation on Wednesday.
If you desire, donations can be made to the Cancer Research or to the Ray Hickey Hospice House.
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Published in The Columbian on Apr. 26, 2011
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