The Rick Cooper Fund.

$9,072 of $30k goal

Raised by 34 people in 1 month
Kayla Chenoweth
on behalf of Dawn Cooper
 CAMANO ISLAND, WA
As most of you know, on March 3rd 2017 we lost Rick Cooper unexpectedly. He was a well know and loved Operator and proud IBEW member (Local Union 77).
Last year Rick suffered a stroke and had been out of work while he recovered. Unfortunately, on the morning of March 3rd, he passed of a heart attack. Rick was a single father and sole provider of 3 kids -- a 21 year old son who helped care for Rick, an 18 year old son who is currently a high school senior, and a 15 year old daughter who is a high school sophomore. Although extended family has come from out of state to help, his children have now been left fatherless, with stacks of bills, and the fear of losing their childhood home. Rather than focusing on their education and graduating, they have been forced to grow up and focus on surviving financially.. All while grieving the loss of their amazing dad. Anything you can donate is greatly appreciated... Their aunts who have selflessly came to Washington and stepped up to help were not financially prepared to care for these kids. These kids deserve to be KIDS and grieve their dad without the extra stress.

Rick was a big man with an even bigger heart. The love he had for his friends and family was out of this world. He was selfless, kind, caring, funny, an outstanding father, and gave the best hugs. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone and would always be there if you needed help. I was lucky enough to have Rick in my life for 26 years -- my entire life... And I'm sure I can speak for anyone who knew him, I was blessed beyond measure to have him in my life and he will be deeply deeply missed.

A special "thank you" to Rick's sister Dawn and his aunt Cheryl for stepping up and caring for Rick, Tristan, Dakota, and Anndraya. Your selflessness has not gone unnoticed.
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Update 1
Posted by Kayla Chenoweth
1 month ago
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Thank you all SO much for your generous donations. I can't even begin to explain what it means to the family. There has been some confusion and I would like to clear some things up. :)

Cheryl is Rick's aunt and is currently caring for his children along with his estate. She will be the one withdrawing the money and using it to care for these children. The money will go DIRECTLY towards the care of these children.
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$9,072 of $30k goal

Raised by 34 people in 1 month
Created March 9, 2017
Kayla Chenoweth  
on behalf of Dawn Cooper
BA
$400
Brian A
17 days ago
RS
$500
Rick Sego
1 month ago
TS
$100
Travis Swalander
1 month ago
PA
$500
Power X Lincoln Aldridge
1 month ago

I met cooper when he was given the job overseeing the civil work up here and i was a little apprehensive with a new guy coming up from down south to bust my balls ,i was in the yard and troy brought him out to introduce us first thing i said was "could you have got anybody smaller what am i gonna do with this guy"he laughed and we stood there for two hours talking work .I couldn't have asked for a better guy to work with ,he was fair and always looked out for us and tried to keep us busy all the time .me and my crews are gonna miss you mini cooper .

TC
$50
Tina Crockett
1 month ago

My husband is IBEW also, so sorry for your loss.

DL
$100
Danner Linderman
1 month ago
LB
$200
Liz Bartlett
1 month ago

RIP Rick, you are deeply missed and will be in our hearts forever

AM
$200
Adam Morrison
1 month ago
2
2

Going to miss you buddy

CM
$75
Chris Maunu
1 month ago
2
2
DH
$25
Dani Heggie
1 month ago
2
2
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