Jacqueline Cooper

May 8, 1925January 31, 2017

Jacqueline B. Cooper, age 91, passed away on January 31, 2017 in Layton, Utah. She was born on May 8, 1925 in Evanston, Wyoming to Jennings B. and Lila Spencer Blackner. She attended and graduated from Evanston High school and received a registered nursing degree from St. Mary’s of the Wasatch. She was a head nurse at Holy Cross Hospital. She married David S. Cooper on July 23, 1947. Mom loved to read, play the piano and do lovely handwork. She was an avid bridge player and also served on the board of Ballet West. She and dad traveled extensively. She loved music and was always entertained when her grandchildren performed. She loved her large family and loved hearing the details of their lives. Jacqueline is survived by her husband David S. Cooper, daughter Joan C. (Sam) Kelly, son Craig (Kathy) Cooper, 17 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, and 1 great greatgrandson. She is preceded in death by her parents and Kellie Carlson a granddaughter. We extend our deepest love and appreciation to Mary Workman and the Nurses and CNA’s at Hospice Tendercare for their tireless and loving care. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 am at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah with a visitation from 10:30 – 11:00 am prior to the service. Interment will take place at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 3, 2017


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Donna Crane

February 5, 2017

Joan and Craig,
I was so happy to be your dear mother's visiting teacher for many years. I looked forward to our visits and enjoyed her cute sense of humor and knowledge of current events. She often asked about old friends that she hadn't seen recently and wanted to know of their well-being.
Even when her health was declining, she was able to laugh and never felt sorry for herself. I have missed her but I know she appreciated the care and attention you gave to her.
She always talked fondly of her children and grandchildren. She loved you all.
Thank you for notifying me of her passing.
Sincerely, Donna Crane