Karen Cooper

Karen Spencer Cooper, 57, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at her home.

Karen was born Oct. 24, 1955, in Idaho Falls to Ned Spencer and Ona Buxton Spencer. She graduated from Idaho Falls High School, and attended Eastern Idaho Technical College (then called the "VoTech"), where she earned an associate degree as a quality inspector.

In April 1979, she married Clinton Dana Cooper in Reno, Nev.

Karen was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandma. She enjoyed reading, skiing, collecting, playing bingo in Fort Hall, camping and riding horses. Karen also raised two wolves, which she loved and cherished. She is loved and will be greatly missed by her family.

Karen is survived by her husband of 34 years, Clinton; sons, Travis (Trina) Wielang, Jamie T (Celina Groves) Wilkins and Clinton Dallas (Kristy) Cooper, all of Idaho Falls; brothers, Gerald (Debbie) Spencer, Charlie (Susan) Spencer and Larry (Cheryle) Spencer, all of Idaho Falls; sisters, Doris (Heinz) Carstens of Idaho Falls and Sharon (Gary) Thomas of Island Park; good friend, John Danielson; and nine grandchildren, Taylor, Trevor, Ona, Michael, Taneesha, McKenzie, Corey, Angela, and Tia.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, at Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will visit with friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. prior to services at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road in Idaho Falls.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com

Published in Post Register on July 18, 2013