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Information for Kenneth Crandall Cope
9 June, 1914 30 December, 1995
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
2 January, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Note - Year mentioned for Kenneth's death
in the obituary and date shown on headstone are
different.  Also, either the age at his enlistment or
the year he enlisted in the Horse Calvary
seems to be at odds. 


Kenneth Cope

     Kenneth Crandall Cope, 81, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 1995, in a nursing home care unit of a Boise veterans hospital of natural causes.
     Kenneth was born June 9, 1914, at Paint Rock, Texas, to Henry Alexander and Pauline Parks Cope.  He enlisted in the U.S. Horse 7th Cavalry at age 18 in 1934, and served at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, until 1937.  He then joined the Army Reserves for two more years.
     He married Gladys Mae Butterfield in 1939 at Los Angeles, Calif.  He worked as a welder in the shipyards during World War II.  After the war, he worked as a cement finisher and carpenter building homes in the Los Angeles area.  He sold his construction interest and moved his family to Middleton, Idaho, in 1946, and bought a farm in the Black Canyon Irrigation District.
     He farmed and continued to work as a carpenter and foreman on several construction projects until he retired in 1976, and continued to live in Middleton until he held a farm sale.  In June of 1995 he then took up residence in Boise with his daughter.
     Kenneth enjoyed farming, raising farm animals, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, traveling, vacation time spent on the Oregon coast.
     He loved his family and grandchildren and kept in close touch with all of them.
     He is survived by a son, Stanley A. Cope and his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Patsy A. Pedersen and her husband, Stanley G.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James Daniel and Francis Eugene; his wife, Gladys Mae; and one son, Kenneth Crandall Jr.
     The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the RNs, aides and doctors of the veterans nursing care unit of the VA Hospital who cared for him the past three years of his poor health.
     He will be remembered for his sharp mental capacity, even until the end.
     Services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at the Middleton Methodist Church.  Pastor Lura Kidner-Miesen will officiate.  Inurnment will be in the Middleton Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Mountain View Funeral Home and Crematory, Boise.
     The family requests no flowers.  Any memorials may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans chapter in Caldwell.


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