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Obituary: COOLEY, FRANK

Published: Sunday, Dec. 21 2014 11:44 a.m. MST

Frank Llewellyn Cooley 1922 ~ 2011

Frank Llewellyn Cooley, 88, of Cedar City, UT passed away Tues Feb 15, 2011 at home due to the effects of age. Born in Altonah, UT on March 10, 1922 to Charles Bennett Cooley and Lita Orr Cooley. Married Dona Beck Cooley on August 12, 1952 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Gwen Lund. Survived by brothers, Keith Cooley (Mignon), Charles Cooley (Donna), son Clair Frank Cooley (Stephanie) and grandchildren Kaitlin, Jaclyn and Dylan Cooley. Frank served in the Air Force during World War II. His enlistment into the military was deferred while he worked at Hill Air Force Base in the instrument repair and maintenance division on a classified bomb sight project. Frank was sent to New York City for training on the maintenance and calibration of the Sperry bombsight for the B17, where he finished at the top of his class. He was extremely proud of his work during this time. Following the war Frank worked as a carpenter and craftsmen. He built a number of homes in the Cedar City area. He also worked for Iron County Lumber and Glades Mill Fixture. Frank took great pride in his work and built cabinets, etc. for the St. George Temple and many homes, churches and schools in Southern Utah. He was also a member of the Cedar City Lions Club and was involved in many service projects with them over the years. Frank loved the outdoors and enjoyed the times he spent camping, hunting and fishing with his friends and family. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served proudly in many callings. Viewing and funeral services will be held at the Cedar Seventh Ward LDS Chapel, 256 South 900 West. on February 20th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and February 21st from 10:30 - 11:30 am. Funeral services at 12:00 noon. Interment at the Cedar City Cemetery. The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at Iron County Home Health Care for their help and support. They also want to thank Joyce and Dean LeFevre and Jannelle Chaffee for the care given to Frank. Online condolences at www.rasmussenmortuary.com