October 2, 2012
Robert Cooper, formerly of Craig, passed away Sept. 25, 2012, at the hospice unit at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.
He was born in Dumas, Ark., April 6, 1950.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father John Robert Cooper, of Dumas, and his beloved mother and stepfather, Flossie and Dow Camp, of Craig.
He is survived by his beautiful wife, Princess (Reynolds) Cooper; brother-in-law Randy Reynolds and family, of Colorado Springs; five sister: Elizabeth Sayre, of Exeter, Calif., Billie (Bill) Trantham, of Monticello, Ark., Roberta Uhles, of Redding, Calif., Judy (Bill) Booren, of Fort Collins, and Carolyn (Richard) Eberle, of Rifle; 14 nieces and nephews; and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
He has touched many lives and was loved dearly by his family and all who knew him.
Robert Graduated from Moffat County High School in 1968. He went to Rangely to college for two years, and then to Fort Lewis and Durango, where he had to quit in his first year due to health problems.
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He Married Princess Reynolds in Fort Collins in 1979. Thy lived in Fort Collins for many years before they both entered a care center in Fort Collins, then Colorado Springs.
Robert was diagnosed with Fredericks Ataxia a few years ago. The doctors at Penrose Hospital said that it was a testimony to his strong spirit that he had outlived his life expectancy by 20 years.
Our Bible tells us that our days on Earth are numbered from the time we are born until Jesus calls us home.
Robert lived 22,645 days. We know Fredericks Ataxia did not win the battle with Robert's life. It is as simple as God calling him home.
He is no longer attached to a wheel chair or bed, and the glory all goes to God.