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Obituary for Jimmy Doyle Cosper, Sr.

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Jimmy Doyle Cosper, Sr.

March 22, 1929 - December 25, 2015

Jimmy Doyle Cosper, Sr., 86, passed away December 25, 2015 in Roy, Utah.  Jimmy was born March 22, 1929 to James Lloyd and Mary Dunn Cosper in Colony, Oklahoma.


Jimmy attended Weber State College as a machinist.  He married Darma Neeley on November 29, 1947 in Evanston, Wyoming.  Their marriage was later solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple on June 28, 1957.  They just celebrated their 68th Anniversary.  They are the parents of six wonderful children….the favorite being the youngest boy.


Jimmy proudly served his country in the Army.  This took him to Ogden, Utah where he met his sweetheart, Darma.


He worked at Johnson Auto, Chic Armerature.  He was a machinist at Hill A.F.B. for 26 years.  He retired in 1989.


Jimmy was an avid golfer.  He loved golfing with his boys.  He also loved bowling and gardening, especially growing tomatoes.


He was a devoted member of the LDS Church.  He served in many capacities over the years, most recently as the 2nd Counselor in the Bishopric.  He was a member of the Monte Vista Ward in Roy, Utah.  He was called with his wife, Darma to a Service Mission at the Ogden Cannery from 2006 to 2008.


Jimmy had a great love for his Savior.  He had a strong testimony.  He taught his children to work and respect others.  He dearly loved his family.  He was always helping others.  He always kept his word.  He is a man of great integrity.


Jimmy is survived by his beautiful wife, Darma; all of his children, Jimmy Doyle II and Alisa Cosper (Clinton, Utah), Randy and Marcia Cosper (Centerville, Utah) M. Craig and Debbie Cosper (Boise, Idaho), Barbara and Ross Baldwin (Poway, California), Don and Marianne Cosper (Roy, Utah), Jennette and J. Anderson (Rapid City, South Dakota); 23 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren; two brothers, J.R. Cosper (New Mexico) and Lilburn Cosper (Oklahoma).


He is preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Virginia Scott and Joquita Cosper.


A Viewing will be on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Monte Vista LDS Ward Chapel, 3845 South 2000 West, Roy, Utah. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Monte Vista LDS Ward Chapel.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:30 to 11:30 am.


Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monte Vista LDS Ward Chapel, 3845 South 2000 West, Roy, Utah

Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:30 to 11:30 am.




Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm -

Monte Vista LDS Ward Chapel, 3845 South 2000 West, Roy, Utah

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: March 22, 1929
Died: December 25, 2015

Condolences for Jimmy Doyle Cosper, Sr.

Bob & Bonnie Brueckner Family posted on 1/12/16

The Bob & Bonnie Brueckner Family of Utah send their sincerest condolences to the Cosper Family. We were fortunate to have the Cosper Family as neighbors in Ogden before they moved to Roy and we have the greatest respect for all of the Cosper Family. May the Lord bless your Family as you celebrate his life and accomplishments as we send you our Best Wishes and Prayers.


DON PANTONE posted on 12/30/15

Sincere condolences to Cosper family and especially to Jimmy II. The many years I worked with Jimmy Sr. at the Hill HETF were very special. He was a great co-worker and friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Don Pantone


Byron F. Bingham posted on 12/29/15

Honor to a great Son of God. He will be missed here , But welcomed on the other side where a greater work is being done. He will fit in with the work over there, teaching the gospel to those who didn't get the chance to hear the truth while they lived on this side. He has graduated to the next step in our eternal progression.


Jennifer Leseberg posted on 12/29/15

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts.and prayers are with your family.


Steve Handy posted on 12/29/15

Dear Randy and Marcia: Although the years go by and we lose track of each other, the memories of youth come back vividly. I remember your Dad well and being in your home often those years ago. It's never a good time to lose a parent. All the best, we're thinking of you at this time.


David Goins posted on 12/29/15

Dear Craig and family we are so sorry for the loss of your father not only was he a great man, father, grand father, friend but he also had such a gentle spirit for others. Our hope is that you and your family find peace and comfort though this time. Love David and Linda Goins