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July 2, 1925 – Jan. 15, 2020
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Ernest, “Ernie” Cooper, 94, passed away on January 15, 2020. Ernie was born in Davis, California on July 2, 1925 to parents Dr. Thomas and Alleyne (Yates) Cooper.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Joyce (Manker) in 2018. Together they raised three children, Mike (Patti), Steve (Valerie), of Oakdale and Kay Parisot, of Lincoln, Ca. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
Ernie often shared fond memories of growing up in Davis with his brothers Tom and Clarence Cooper. After graduation from high school, Ernie enlisted in the Army Air Corp. In 1949 he married Joyce and they soon moved to the San Diego area where he worked in the candy and tobacco business. He moved the family to Oakdale in 1964 where he worked for Hershey for 20 years.
His hobbies included riding his horses, hunting, fishing and traveling with the Pleasant Valley RV Club. For many years he and Joyce could be seen on Friday nights at Oakdale High School football games where they loved to watch their sons and then grandsons play football.

Private graveside services will be held at the Davis Cemetery District & Arboretum on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Jan. 22, 2020