Larry L. Cooper

Larry L. Cooper

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Larry L. Cooper, 75, passed away Nov. 27, 2017 at his home in Bozeman, Montana. Larry was born May 9, 1942 in Garden City, Kansas and spent his childhood in Greeley, Colorado.

Larry began his professional career in broadcasting at the age of 13. He progressed in this area from being the teenagers’ on-air DJ to a highly respected producer, writer, executive editor and correspondent. Larry had the privilege of interviewing countless political and entertainment personalities including Presidents John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. During his years in broadcasting, Larry and his family lived in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Denver, Colorado, Helena and Missoula, Montana then to Scottsbluff, Nebraska where Larry started his Agri-Business Farm Radio Network. He finished his broadcasting career in Yuba City, California.

After broadcasting, Larry worked for the USDA and retired in 2011. Larry also served his country in the Wyoming Air National Guards, Idaho National Guards and the United States Air Force Reserves.

Larry is survived by his loving and devoted wife and caregiver, Patricia, two sons Troy (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Travis (Las Vegas, Nevada), daughter Katrina (Middleton, New York), two grandsons Christopher Cooper and Alejandro Soto, as well as two step-sisters Barbara (Don) Mitchell and Rusty (Larry) Hayden. Larry was also a support guardian to Lisa Fargo (Honolulu, Hawaii).

Private arrangements are planned, and the family wish to thank the many people and organizations that have assisted in helping care for Larry in his final years. A special thanks to the Belgrade EMT’s and Fire Department, Qualicare, Hospice of Bozeman Health, along with numerous friends and neighbors. Arrangements are in the care of Dahl Funeral & Cremation Service.

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