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Carl Edwin Cooper

d. February 3, 2024

Carl Edwin Cooper was born December 3, 1935, in Jal, New Mexico, to Mr. And Mrs. Mark Samuel Cooper (Faye White) both now deceased. Carl attended the 1st-3rd grade in Jal, New Mexico, and the 4th-5th grade in Eunice, New Mexico. The family traveled to Deming and Willcox, Arizona during his 6th grade year. He was in Buckeye, Arizona to finish the 7th grade and completed the 8th grade in Kermit, Texas. Carl’s family bought a ranch north of Roswell where Carl attended and later graduated from Roswell High School in 1953. Carl married Mardine Hughes of Roswell on July 2, 1954, in the Nazarene Church of Roswell. Carl graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Out of college, Carl began his CPA career with Douglas Douglas and Hughes. Later he became a partner with Main Lafrentz & Co.  Carl and a partner formed the CPA Firm of Cooper & Newberry in El Paso. 
     In 1972, Carl and Mardine moved to the Cooper ranch northeast of Roswell. Where he ranched and continued his CPA career while working for Roswell Radiology Associates as well as having his own CPA practice in Roswell until 1995 when he formed a father and son CPA partnership named Cooper & Cooper CPA’s.  In 1998, Carl retired from Roswell Radiology as well as Cooper & Cooper CPA’s.  He continued to actively ranch until 2012.
Carl enjoyed ranching, tennis, and golf. In tennis, he competed locally and enjoyed a lifetime of playing tennis with his friends and associates.  He was a member of the Jaycees in El Paso and served on the Valley Bank of Commerce bank board in Roswell. 
He and Mardine enjoyed couples bridge tournaments in Roswell. They enjoyed playing 42 and 88 and taking cruises with their family. Carl and Mardine were members of the First United Methodist Church of Roswell.
     He is survived by his three sons, James Wendell Cooper (Brenda) of Glendale, Arizona, and Gordon Brian Cooper (Paula) and Martin Bradley Cooper (Rhonda) both of Roswell, New Mexico. Carl has 11 grandchildren: Bradley (deceased), Jeffrey, Lynse, Jeremy, Katrina, Kendra (deceased), Kayla, Kelsey, Justin, Brandon, and Trevor.  He has 21 great-grandchildren: Chauncey, Lyla, Ben, Mallory, Annette (Jeffrey) Ethan, Wyatt, Olivia, Savannah (Bradley) James Henry, Thomas, William (Lynse) Oliver, Madeline (Kelsey) Jackson, Cooper (Katrina) Shaedyn, Jordyn (Kayla) Caroline, Karley (Justin) Casey (Brandon).  
     Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Mardine Hughes Cooper, who passed away on January 29, 2024, and his son, Carl Edwin Cooper Jr. (Eddie) on July 29, 1995, his grandson, Bradley Cooper on August 26, 2023, a granddaughter, Kendra Cooper on June 1, 1988. Also preceding him in death are his two brothers, Thomas Samuel Cooper (2012) and Doyle Mark Cooper (1945), and one sister Leta Fern Cooper White (1968).
Funeral Services will be held for Carl Edwin Cooper, 88, of Roswell, who died on February 3, 2024. He followed his sweetheart, Mardine Hughes Cooper, who passed away four days earlier on January 29. A combined funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 2 PM at the First United Methodist Church of Roswell at 200 N. Pennsylvania Roswell, NM 88201 with Reverend Tina Cross.
 

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