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Jerry passed away on February 15, 2013, at the young age of 53 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle due to a serious bicycle accident.
Jerry was born June 2, 1959, in Port Angeles to Dale and Leona Cope. A member of the Cook-Kardonsky family, he was an enrolled member of the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe in Blyn.
Jerry went to school in Lowell, Snohomish and Lake Stevens. He worked as a roofer and in construction all of his life.
He led a very full life and loved his family and friends. He never left the Pacific Northwest area. He lived most of his life in Snohomish.
Everyone he touched has a treasured memory that they will carry with them throughout their life.
He is survived by his mother, Leona; special love of his life Annette Houde; brothers Ken A. (Marcella) Kline and Wayne L. (Shannon) Cope; sisters Theresa R. (Sonny) Lehman, Deborah Hustell and Renee (Kenneth) Hoerath; son Jeremy D. Cope; stepchildren Melissa Wettebone and Tony Joseph Houde; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life and reception will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Snohomish North Depot, 1011 Maple Avenue, Snohomish.
A second celebration of life and reception will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Cedar Hall on the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Campus in Blyn.
He loved his sports, so dress is casual; wear your favorite sports shirt.
Contributions in his name may be made to the Tulalip Boys & Girls Club, 7707 36th Avenue Northeast, Tulalip, WA 98217.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Mar. 6, 2013