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June 11, 1928 - Sept 8, 2013 BETHANY Noel G. Cooper, age 85, died Sunday, September 8, 2013. He was born June 11, 1928, in Elk City, OK to Jesse Frank and Maggie Mae (Riley) Cooper. He married Anzetta, the love of his life, September 26, 1953, and they have been happily married for 59 years. They were introduced by a friend in St. Louis and were married in Hoffman, IL. He attended school in Elk City, OK. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked as a medic in the Army Hospital in Okinawa, Japan, 1951-1953. He was an Optician and worked at Ostertag, Munday Optical and LensCrafters. His hobbies included flower gardening, especially roses; playing cards on Saturday night with neighborhood friends; and being a part of a 30-year Bible study. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, two brothers, and a nephew. He is survived by his wife, Anzetta; daughter, Doris and her husband Lonny Mahan and their daughter, Erin Mahan; daughter, Janet and her husband Larry Dockray and their children, Riley and Kelsey Dockray; son, Craig Cooper; his very dear niece, Shirley and her husband Larry Bellew and their children, Georgie Ann, Shannon, Mark and Ernie; and other nieces and nephews, Phil, Doug, Lori and Denise. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with family receiving visitors 6-8 p.m. Viewing will also be at the church 9:30-10 a.m. on Thursday. Services will be Thursday, September 12, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 6501 N.W. 23rd St., Bethany, OK. Committal/Graveside will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, OK.

Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 10, 2013
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