James Nathanial `Jim' Cooper, 70, of Panguitch, died January 12, 1991 in a Panguitch hospital.

Born September 20, 1920 in Panguitch, Utah to James Nathanial and Isabell Church Cooper, Sr. Married Ophelia Nay January 14, 1947 in Fredonia, Arizona. Jim worked in the CC Camps and helped build the Zion's and Bryce Canyon roads. He was a truck driver for 38 years, 17 of those with Kaibab Lumber Company. He loved to fish, hunt and was an avid sour dough cook. He loved sports, and was a driver of the school bus to many school activities. He received the No. 1 Fan Award.Survived by wife, Ophelia, Panguitch; two sons and five daughters and spouses, DyAnn and Dahl Westwood; Pamela and Jay Lewis, all Circleville; Kathleen and Dent Curtis, Richfield; James N. and Kathleen Cooper; Than W. and Gayleen Cooper, all Panguitch; Carolyn and Alma Jensen, Cedar City; Jean and Mike Jepson, Hurricane; 27 grandchildren; one brother and four sisters, Gwen Edwards; and May Charles, both Salt Lake City; Jean James; and Grant H. Cooper, both St. George; Faye Rosenburg, Tooele. Preceded in death by a grandson, Ben Otho Cooper; brother, Thad Cooper; and a sister, Grace Young.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 15, at 1 p.m., in the Panguitch 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 550 South 100 West, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday morning. Burial in the Panguitch Cemetery. Funeral directors. Neal S. Magleby & Sons Mortuary.

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