Ronald deHaven Cooper (Rd)
Mt Shasta - Ronald deHaven Cooper (Rd), passed away on June 10th, 2021 in Mt Shasta, California.
Rd, the son of Lanier Cooper and Julia Clements, was born on August 16th, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from West Philadelphia High school, he went to Penn State University were he majored in Mathematics.
His degree led him to Goddard Space Program in Greenbelt, Maryland where he was part of the Apollo moon missions before moving England.
When he returned to the U.S., he and wife Gloria relocated to the Bay Area where he worked for Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He resigned after being reassigned to Lawrence Livermore for weapons research.
Instead, he enrolled and graduated from the Culinary Institute in San Francisco.
He eventually moved to Mt Shasta where he catered and taught cooking classes. His response to the extreme "food insecurities" among the community youth was to co-sponsored the "Food-for-Thought" - His last offering.
Rd is survived by his wife, a loving family and friends, and a close sibling kinship with Gloria.
Posted online on July 26, 2021