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Frances June Cooper – Metz Mortuary

    Frances June Cooper
    Frances June (Morgan) Cooper, 97, died on August 13, 2023, in the Fairview Manor, Fairmont, Nebraska. She was born July 2, 1926 in Nashville, Tennessee to Robert Alfred Morgan and Thelma (Wilkes) Morgan. 

    She married Verle Cooper of York, Nebraska on March 4, 1944 in Denver, Colorado, while he was stationed at Lowry Field in Denver. When Verle was sent to Guam, she briefly resided in York, Nebraska with her father and mother-in-law (Floyd and Zora Cooper). She gave birth to Sherron Elaine (Cooper) Murphey in January 1945. After the war, she and Verle moved to Denver, Colorado where her son, Terry was born in January 1951. She lived in the Denver area for about 50 years before returning to York, Nebraska.

    She worked as an employee with Frontier Airlines before retiring. She was accomplished in Bunka (a Japanese punch embroidery), and won many awards. She also enjoyed knitting and painting. She loved to dress up for Halloween. 

    June was preceded in death by a grandson Robert Alan Murphey, great grandson Nicholas Peters, older brother, John Elliott Morgan and sister Sorena (Morgan) Anderson of Nashville, Tennessee and husband Verle Cooper of Denver, Colorado.

    Survivors include: one daughter Sherri (Bob) Murphey of York; one son Terry (Mary Ann) Cooper of Littleton, Colorado and three grandchildren, Kelly (Dan) MacMillan of Omaha, Sean Cooper of Littleton, Colorado and Todd (Samantha) Cooper of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She is also survived by eight great grandchildren Megan (Joe) Matulka, Samantha MacMillan, Sean MacMillan, Gavin MacMillan, Brodie MacMillan, Everett Cooper, Chloe Cooper and Autumn Cooper.

    There will be no local viewing or service. Cards may be sent in care of Metz Mortuary.  A private service will be held in Colorado at Fort Logan National Cemetery where her husband, Verle is interred. The time and date is yet to be determined. 

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