Yoko Cooper, 76, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Mercy Center, Dallas.
Born in Kobe, Japan, she was the daughter of Teruko Tanaka Nishi and the late Seiko Nishi. She attended school in Japan and moved to the United States in 1969 after marrying her husband, Donald.
Yoko was an accomplished dressmaker and had owned and operated her own dress store in Okinawa, Japan. She enjoyed cooking and baking and was known for preparing many of her Japanese specialties. She and her husband loved traveling to South Carolina and enjoying winter in much warmer temperatures. She loved to spend her Saturdays shopping at the mall. And most of all, Yoko treasured spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2012.
Surviving are her son, David and his wife, Caitlin Cooper, Swoyersville; and stepsons, Donald and his wife, Billie Jo Cooper, Exeter; Doug and his wife, Julie Cooper, Harding; Gary and his wife, Wendy Cooper, Exeter; Jeff Cooper, Edwardsville; and James and his wife, Trudy Cooper, Danville. She is also survived by her sister, Setsuko Toyama, and brothers, Hiroshi and Kiyoshi, all of Japan; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family of Yoko wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Mercy Center, as well as Hospice of the Sacred Heart, for their kindness, care and compassion.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. William D. Lewis, officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service Thursday. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park.