Obituary: Robert George Cooper | SierraSun.com

Obituary: Robert George Cooper

Robert George Cooper, 61, of Penn Valley, passed away on April 13, 2010. Bob was born July 21, 1948, in Grass Valley and was a 5th generation Nevada County resident. He graduated from Nevada Union High School in 1967 and served with the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict achieving the rank of sergeant. Upon his discharge he was employed by Pacific Gas andamp; Electric Co. locally and throughout its service area until his retirement in 2007.Bob loved and enjoyed his family and friends at home and at the family cabin at Lake Tahoe. He was a member of the Nevada City Elks Lodge and was active in his love for his country and its political process. He loved the local outdoors and especially his life-long connection with Lake Tahoe, enjoying fishing, camping, boating, barbecuing and socializing. He will be remembered for his kind, patient spirit and his enthusiasm for helping others.He is survived by his daughter Jonelle Kinch and her husband Kevin; son Dutch Cooper; granddaughters Kerina, Kesleigh and Kayda Kinch, all of Grass Valley; brothers William G. Cooper and wife Jeanne of Elk Grove, CA, and Richard Cooper and wife Andy of Washoe Valley, Nevada; nieces and nephews and many other relatives and life-long friends in the Nevada County area. He is preceded in death by his parents George and Shirley Cooper and will rest near them in Grass Valley.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the charity of your choice. A private service will be held at a later date.