Roger William Cooper


January 10, 1921 - November 18, 2012

Roger William Cooper was born to William and Bessie (Hutchinson) Cooper in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. He graduated from Myrtle Creek High School then later trained at Key Point Naval base in Bremerton, Wash. to become a machinist.

In 1943, Roger married Marcella Abbott. They soon after had two sons. In 1945, he joined the Merchant Marines where he served on two Victory ships that sailed to Guam during World War II. Later he worked in several plywood plants in Oregon and in 1984 he retired from Simpson Door Plant in McCleary.

After his retirement Roger sold real state for Century 21 for several years. Roger was very active in Elma’s and Montesano’s Masons groups. He was an active member of Bethany Baptist Church in Elma for many years.

Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Marcella; and sister, Anita. In 2002, he married his second love, Eulalia Compton. In 2011, Roger and Eulalia moved to Enumclaw, Wash. to an assisted living center. In September 2012 Roger resided at Lendon Grove Nursing Center in Puyallup, Wash., where he passed away.

He is survived by his wife, Eulalia; two sons, Roger Jr. (Mary) of Milton Free Water, Ore. and Terry (Judy) of Sherwood, Ore; three granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

Per Roger’s request there was no service.