Joan Ruth Cooper…April 27, 1934 – April 2, 2016




Services are pending for current Lamar resident, formerly of Holly, Colorado, Joan Ruth Cooper.

Per Joan’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.

Joan was born on April 27, 1934 at Bristol, Colorado to Joseph and Anna (Klofenstein) Bumann and passed away on April 2, 2016 at The Legacy in Lamar with her family by her side at the age of 81.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Albert Darbyshire; second husband, Darrell Cooper; daughter, Carol Darbyshire; her parents, and her siblings, Terri Bumann; Timothy Bumann and Helen Jones.

Joan is survived by her children, Susan Nava of Lamar; Steve (Jackie) Darbyshire of Dumas, TX; Kevin Darbyshire of New Castle, CO; Cindy Jones and Michael (Marta) Darbyshire all of Lamar as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice and/or Holly Nursing Care Center either direct or in care of the funeral home office.

Services are under the direction of the Peacock Family.

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