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Yvon James Cooper Yvon James Cooper, age 84 of Globe, Arizona died February 6, 2018 in Phoenix. He was born June 24, 1933 in Cliff, NM to Doc and Gladys Cooper. Yvon is survived by two daughters Terri Hahn Knight (Lance) of Buckeye, and Nikki Tafoya (Rick) of Miami; sister Shirley Adams of San Manuel; former spouse & mother of his children, Janet Thurman; former spouse Avis Cooper; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. Yvon served in the US Army - 14th Armored Calvary in Germany during the Korean War. He worked as an electrician in the copper mines and general construction in the Southwest. He was a member of IBEW Local 518 in Globe. A memorial service was held on February 17th, at Trinity Baptist Church, Globe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Army Emergency Relief at aerhq.org.
Published on  February 21, 2018
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