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Marion Friends Cemetery ~ Clyde Alton Cooper ~ part of the Marion County Cemeteries of Oregon
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Cooper, Clyde Alton
LAST: Cooper FIRST: Clyde MID: Alton
BORN: 10 Apr 1927 DIED: 19 Dec 1997 BURIED: 22 Dec 1997
OCCUPATION:  Maintenance work; Truck driver
BIRTH PLACE:  Glen Ullin, Morton Co., North Dakota
DEATH PLACE: Albany, Linn Co., Oregon
Name of father Lloyd Alva Larsen
Maiden name of mother Racheal Bergitha
Clyde Alton Cooper, 70, of Albany died Friday at Albany Care Center.
Mr. Cooper was born in Glen Ullin, N.D., the son of Lloyd Alva and Racheal (Bergitha) Larsen, and moved to the Albany area in 1942.  He served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was proud to be a veteran.
He married Ella Mae Garoulie on Oct. 12, 1948, and they later divorced.  He married Martha Ray Brightman on Aug. 16, 1976, in San Rafael, Calif.
He did maintenance work and was a truck driver hauling heavy equipment for the Southern Pacific Railroad fpr 20 years.  He retired in 1973.
Mr. Cooper enjoyed fishing, camping, working with his hands and gardening.  He belonged to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a life member of the Korean War Veterans.
Surviving are wife Martha, son Clyde L. of Modesto, Calif., and Marie Smith of Salem; stepsons Harold and Allen Sparhawk, both of Drain; and seven grandchildren.
Many brothers and two sisters died before Mr. Cooper.
A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Friends Church Cemetery west of Marion.
Contributions in Mr. Cooper's memory may be made to the Korean War Veterans Monument Fund, in care of Fisher Funeral Home, P.O. Box 156, Albany, Ore. 97321.
Statesman Journal 20 Dec 1997 8C
(obituary - courtesy of Diana K. Greb)
Clyde Alton Cooper
TSGT US Air Force
Apr. 10, 1927 - Dec. 19, 1997
SJ 20 Dec 1997 8C

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