Cooper, Delbert

Delbert Cooper
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Delbert I. Cooper, 78, of Cathedral City, Calif., died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, in Hemet, Calif.

He was born on Nov. 5, 1925, in Portales, to Lexter and Lola Mae Cooper.

He married Bonnie Cook on Nov. 24, 1948, in Portales. He graduated from Floyd High School and Eastern New Mexico University. He served in the Army from 1942 to 1946, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He worked for Western Gillette and Roadway Express for 30 years, then owned Continental Traffic, retiring in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Kenneth Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Cooper of Cathedral City, Calif.; two daughters, Janice Burrell of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Cecilia Burbank of McCloud, Calif.; a sister, Marjorie Strebeck of Clovis; a brother, J.D. Cooper of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were by the Neptune Society of California.