Nellie L. Cooper Bocek Rasmussen, 88, of Sheridan, passed away at Sheridan Manor on Tuesday, February 23, 2009.
Nellie was born in Newcastle, WY on March 3, 1920 to Felix and Mary Lavergne. She was a graduate of New Castle High School. Nellie married Vivian Cooper on December 6, 1940 and the two were married until his death in 1971. She married Frank Bocek on August 10, 1975, they remained married until his death in 1994. She later married Cliff Rasmussen in September of 1996 and the two were married until his death in 2001. Nellie enjoyed attending church, dancing, and playing cards. She loved spending time with her family.
Nellie was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her children, Larry (Sandi) Cooper of Richmond, KY, Jackie (Ed) Warnke of Sheridan, Dixie (Steve) Will of Sheridan, Penny Cooper of Sheridan, and Todd Cooper of Sheridan; daughter-in-law, Dixie Cooper, of Sheridan; stepchildren, Lee (John) Rompf of Wyarno, WY, Connie (Paul) Perry of Sheridan, Dale (Dave) Miller of Wyarno, and Eddie Bocek of Sheridan; her fifteen grandchildren, Justin Cooper, Kathy Fales, Matt Cooper, Randy, Michael, and Stacy Warnke, Jim and John Will, Jennifer Craft, Travis and Robyn Kimble, Tyler, Shayley, Braxton, and Rhylee Cooper; and her eighteen great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held at Kane Funeral Home on Thursday, February 26, 2009 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at First Christian Church on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm with Reverend Doug Goodwin officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made in Nellie’s name to the First Christian Church 102 S. Connor, Sheridan, WY 82801 or Give Your Heart To A Child, c/o the Sheridan YMCA, 417 N. Jefferson, Sheridan, WY, 82801.