Veryl Cooper

1928 - 2013


Veryl Cooper

June 11, 1928 — June 30, 2013

College Place resident Veryl Eldon Cooper, 85, passed away June 30, 2013, at his home.

Veryl was born June 11, 1928, in Weiser, Idaho, to Floyd Winnifred and Golda Bagley Cooper. He graduated from Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho, and a business degree in Nampa, Idaho. On June 6, 1948, he and Susanne Virginia Moore were married at the Eagle, Idaho, Seventh-day Adventist Church. She passed away on Oct. 4, 1955. On Aug. 15, 1956, he and Carol McMillin married in Caldwell. His careers included baking, working for the City of College Place, and setting headstones. He retired in 1990.

He loved to bake and had a tradition of “donut night” with family and friends. He also enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of the Walla Walla City Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Veryl is survived by his wife, Carol, at their home in College Place; one son, Robert (Margie) Cooper; four daughters, Brenda (Fred) Conner, Beverly (Gene) Langer, Patty (Terry) Nelson and Marilyn (John) Pemberton; his sister, Maxine Unrue of Beaverton, Ore.; grandchildren, Xanthe Selders, Mandy Hallsted, Phoebe McKee, Gina Smith, Candice Savoy, Jennifer Iacaboni and Kimberly Waters; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Delbert, Lowell, Billy and Carl Cooper; his granddaughter, Megan Conner; and his first wife, Susanne Virginia Moore.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. The graveside service will be 9 a.m., Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Mount Hope Cemetery, Southwest Sixth Street in College Place. Chaplain Walt Meske will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of donor’s choice through the funeral home. Friends and family may write memories and sign the online guestbook at


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