F. Duane Cooper
Our loving husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, brother, and uncle, Franklin Duane Cooper passed away at home on July 13, 2020 in Murray, UT with his sweetheart at his side. Duane was born on June 1, 1930 in Fillmore, UT to Frank and Annie Vilate Brunson Cooper.
Duane grew up in Fillmore, graduated from Millard High School, then went into the National Guard and served his country in the Korean War. He married Beverly Winn on Christmas Day in Ely, Nevada 1955. Together they built a beautiful life and family.
Coop was an honest, kind and hardworking man. Kenny, his grandson, describes Coop as a cross between John Wayne and Abraham Lincoln. He was tall, strong and tough in stature, yet kind, loving and fun. He loved his wife and family. Coop loved to hunt, fish, camp and travel with family and friends. His favorite place was camping at Fishlake. Fishing with Bill and Gert at Joe Bush. Coop loved to play cards. Favorite memories are playing cards with kids and grandkids.
Duane was a hard-working man his entire life. He was a tire man by trade, working on the largest equipment and jobs. Duane was a talented wood worker and carpenter.
Duane is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Beverly; his children: David Boyd (Dianna) Cooper, Twin Falls, ID; Milton Duane (Michelle) Cooper, Midvale; Joyce (Ken) McDonald, West Valley City; Mike (Wendy) Cooper, Spanish Fork; and Dan Cooper & Catherine, Murray. Duane leaves behind 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He is survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends whom he loved dearly. He is preceded in death by his parents and his four sisters: Nola, Hilda, Phyllis and Merl.
A family viewing will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Magleby Mortuary in Richfield. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 in the Richfield Cemetery, with military honors by the V.F.W. Sevier Post #5050 and Utah Honor Guard. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
Social distancing and safety precautions will be followed. Due to the current social climate, we understand and appreciate every person’s need to follow safety precautions. We totally respect, appreciate and understand if you send your love and are not able to attend. We will have a Celebration of Life later, where laughing, hugging, remembering, dancing and storytelling will be encouraged.
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