Cope J Myers, 78, of Pacific, Wash., and a former Baker City resident, died April 8, 2002, at Rochester, Wash., at his son’s home.

His memorial service was April 13 at Auburn, Wash.

Cope J was born in Baker City on Dec. 9, 1923, the oldest of six sons born to Cope L. and Georgia Myers. As a young man in Baker City, he and three of his brothers were known as “Big Babe, Little Babe, Tooter and Dutch.”

Cope J served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He married Virginia Patterson at Gresham in 1945. They moved to Pacific, Wash., in 1948 and lived there for 54 years. He worked at Boeing Aircraft for 33 years, retiring in 1983. He also served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia, who died in 1994; a brother, Fred, who died in World War II; and a half-sister, Ruth.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathryn Brown of Auburn, Wash.; a son, Ken, of Rochester, Wash.; brothers, Glen, David and Carl of Baker City; Norman of Halfway; Ralph Weaver of Gresham; and a grandson, Josh.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 3, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor