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Obituary

Yoko Cooper

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Feb. 19, 2013

Yoko Cooper, 76, of Dallas, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Mercy Center, Dallas.

Born in Kobe, Japan, she was a 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. 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. Most of all, Yoko treasured spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, in 2012.

She is survived by her son, David, and his wife, Caitlin Cooper, Swoyersville; 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; sister, Setsuko Toyama, Japan; brothers, Hiroshi and Kiyoshi, Japan; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Yoko's family thanks the nurses and staff of Mercy Center, as well as Hospice of the Sacred Heart, for their kindness, care and compassion.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Richard Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. William D. Lewis officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park.



Published in Times Leader on Feb. 20, 2013
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