HAROLD L. COPE

Harold L. Cope, age 92, of Marysville, passed away in a motor vehicle accident along with his wife Doris and sister Margie Naylon, on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Mohave Valley, Arizona.

Harold was born October 19, 1924, at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to George F. and Addie M. (Lillie) Cope. After completing the eighth grade Harold worked on the family farm until he joined the US Navy during WWII. While home on leave in 1944, he met a married Doris M. Williams at Lincoln, Nebraska.

After the war Harold worked numerous kinds of jobs, he worked as a semi-truck driver, he also worked on the Alaskan pipeline and the Tuttle Creek Dam, he also farmed, raising cattle, hogs and even had a dairy for a few years. When he decided to “retire” from farming he worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic on numerous projects throughout the United States. When he wasn’t working he enjoyed fishing and was so pleased when he, his son, two grandsons and several friends were able to go to Canada on a fishing trip. In later years he loved working in his vegetable garden. Just this past year, he was pleased and honored to be chosen to go to Washington D.C. with other veterans on an Honor Flight.

Surviving Harold is his daughter Linda and husband Benji Jorgenson of Randolph, ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Doris, three sons; Karl Reinhard, Jimmy Cope and Michael Cope, three brothers; Lester Cope, Albert Cope and Burl Cope, and four sisters; Letha Perez, Argie Starks, Margie Naylon and Pauline Schindler.

Memorial services are planned for 10:00 am, Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the First Christian Church in Marysville, with Pastor Jerry Zanker officiating. A private inurnment will be at Cottage Hill Cemetery, south of Waterville.

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