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William Penfield "Bill" Cooper
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1929
Texon
Reagan County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1992
Thousand Oaks
Ventura County
California, USA

William "Bill" Penfield Cooper was the son of William Prince Cooper and Elsie Penfield. He grew up in the Houston area of Texas with his four sisters and enjoyed many summers by the water at his aunt and unlce's home in Port Lavaca. One of his favorite hobbies was fishing which he thoroughly enjoyed.

At 18 years of age he joined the Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. While at his apartment in Houston, he was introduced by his landlady to his soon-to-be-wife, Cleo Kondos (whom had just lost her husband). She was the daughter of Peter Kondos and Hazel Belle Boyce. After a quick courtship they married on 23 Jan 1954. They had two children:
*William Penfield Cooper, Jr
*Victoria Margaret Cooper

In 1960 William moved his family to the small town of Vista, California where he remained the rest of his life. While in his 40's, he completed college and was employed at an important San Diego Electronics firm for nearly 20 years. He managed and oversaw the development of the instrument panel for the first Apollo mission.

He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Vista. CA 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William Prince Cooper (1893 - 1980)
  Elsie Penfield Cooper (1906 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  Cleo Kondos Cooper (1918 - 2011)
 
Burial:
Myrtle Cemetery
Rock Island (Colorado County)
Colorado County
Texas, USA
Plot: 102 3#5
 
Maintained by: Vicki Cooper
Originally Created by: Nancy
Record added: Jun 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20002688
William Penfield Bill Cooper
Added by: Vicki Cooper
 
William Penfield Bill Cooper
Added by: Robert DeLong
 
William Penfield Bill Cooper
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Added by: Patti Hall
 
 
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Lil'Bit...I hope he is with you now.
- Vicki Cooper
 Added: Jan. 4, 2009
You are missed and loved.
- Vicki Cooper
 Added: Jan. 4, 2009
Served in the Korean War
- Vicki Cooper
 Added: Jan. 19, 2008
 
 
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