Arthur W. Cooper.


Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, October 8, 2004, page 2.
     WORLAND --- Arthur W. Cooper, 82, of Ten Sleep, died Thursday,  October 7, 2004 at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin.
     Arthur was born in Mitchell, Neb., on Aug. 30, 1922 a son of Silas Jay & Alice "Fulton" Cooper.
     He was raised and received his education in Mitchell.  He moved to Worland in 1935 where he worked on the Mileski Farm north of Worland.  He also worked on various farms and ranches in the Ten Sleep and Worland area prior to joining the Army.  Art served his country during WWII in Panama, and Europe.
     He was married to Maxine Pearl on Sept. 4, 1944.  Together, they farmed on the Gooseberry and the Tie Down area.  They moved to Ten Sleep in 1969 where they made their home until the time of his death.  Art went into the construction and equipment business.  He also worked for Dale Weaver from 1972 until his retirement in 1984.
     Maxine passed away in 1999.  He was married to Billee Foster, a longtime friend in May of 2001.  Billee passed away in December of 2003.
     Art was a founding member of the Ten Sleep-Hyattville Lions Club and the Ten Sleep Merchants Club.  He remained active in these organizations until the time of his death.
     He loved spending time with family and friends.
     He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine, and his second wife, Billee, one son, Bill Cooper, and one daughter, Margaret Cooper, two brothers and one sister.
     He is survived by two sons, LeRoy Cooper of Riverton, Ed (Becky) Cooper of Ten Sleep; two daughters,  Patty (Larry) Lamb of Thayne, and Theresa (Lyle) Bader of Worland; one sister, Lucille Weathers of Lancaster, Calif.; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2004 at the United Methodist Church in Ten Sleep with Pastor Steve Ferris officiating.  Burial will be in the Ten Sleep Cemetery following the services.
     Memorials may be made to the Ten Sleep Lions Club in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.
     Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.