|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1918|
El Dorado County
|Death: ||Dec. 3, 2007|
Andrew Jackson Cooper died in the early hours of December 3, 2007; he would have celebrated his 90th year in January. Andrew was born in Placerville, aka Hang Town, on January 5, 1918. He grew up in San Jose, Calif., and was a lifelong resident of California except for time stationed elsewhere in the Navy.
Andrew married his wife of 66 years, Nancy Margaret Cooper, on June 14, 1941 in Honolulu, then the Territory of Hawaii, just six months before both he and she would become Pearl Harbor Survivors on December 7, 1941. It is fitting he will be laid to rest on the anniversary of that event.
He was also a life long amateur radio operator (HAM) obtaining his license, W6KQK, at the age of 16. After his time in the Navy in both World War II and the Korean Conflict, he returned to civilian life and rose to be president of an electronics firm he founded in Palo Alto, Calif.
Andrew and Nancy moved to Meadow Vista, Calif., in 1993 where they joined their son Ken in enjoying the area close to Andrew's birth.
Andrew is survived by wife Nancy; son Ken, his fiancée Cindy, daughter Georgia and her husband Jeffrey Williams; as well as many other relatives and friends.
Viewing will be from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Friday December 7, 2007 at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Calif. He will be interred at the Old Auburn Cemetery with full military honors following the service. An old style Irish wake will be held at the family home in Meadow Vista immediately following.
He was a good man of a generation that fought to give all of us the freedoms and life we all now enjoy. His generation will be missed as it slips into history.
Nancy Margret Mays Cooper (1924 - 2010)*
Old Auburn Cemetery
Created by: G Hilley
Record added: Aug 11, 2009
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