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News Item: 1998 Death of Pres. Cooley

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1998 Death of Pres. Cooley 13 May 2010
Vernon Andrew Cooley, 85, peacefully passed away Monday, June 15, 1998.

He was born May 1, 1913 to Oscar Wood and Margaret Bird Cooley in Logan, Utah. He married Fanny Kay Hodges in the Logan Temple, November 28, 1933. She passed away May, 1976. He married Ilene Della-Piana on March 7, 1992. Vern was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints his entire life. He served five missions for the LDS Church, one as a mission president in Dearborn, Michigan. He also served in priesthood leadership and two times as a bishop. He served as one of the first LDS chaplains in the Army Air Corps (15th Army Air Force, Foggia, Italy) during World War II.

He attended Utah State University and graduated from Brigham Young University. He taught LDS seminary classes in Cedar City and Salt Lake City. He was an area supervisor for New York Life Insurance, and later an independent securities and investment broker.
Vern served on the Board of Directors of the Utah Symphony. He was a lifelong member of the Windsor Club (pre-war English missionaries).

He was set apart to serve a local mission the day before his death. Very dear to him were his numerous missionary experiences and years of missionary service. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and patriarch to his family. He loved golf, tennis and music.
He will be deeply missed.

Vern is survived by his wife, Ilene; former wife, Carol Seargent (married her in 1980/1981); his sister, Genevieve Richards; his son, Craig (Jolene) Cooley; daughter, Susan Johnson (Christopher F.); daughter-in-law, Valerie Cooley; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fanny Kay; son, Vernon E. Cooley; brothers, LaVell; and Cecil; and sister, Marguerite.

Funeral service Friday, June 19th, 12 noon, at the Murray 24th Ward, 755 East 3 Fountains Drive (4960 South). Friends may call at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Drive, Thursday evening, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and at the ward on Friday, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Burial, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
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