Melvin Wayne Cooper, 77, born Jan. 17, 1943 in Clovis, New Mexico, died Aug. 15. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Cooper, daughter Clare Cooper, and son Anthony Cooper.
Isabel M. Guzman, 96, born Nov. 5, 1923, died Aug. 17.
Robert Delarue Herron, 90, born Dec. 18, 1929 in El Paso, died Aug. 15.
Emil Frank Kuropata, 90, born Jan. 12, 1930, died Aug. 15. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 67 years, Ann Kuropata, and children Blane Kuropata, Angie Kuropata, and twin brother Edwin Kuropata. Kuropata was a graduate of University of Houston, and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Paul Edward Light, 85, born April 29, 1935 in Derby, Va., died Aug. 11. Light was a 20 year Air Force Veteran. He is survived by his wife Mary Light, brothers Donnie Skeen and Carl Light, sister Linda Hamilton, daughters Cathy Light and Pauleen Currey, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Donna Kay (Thompson) Romeo, 70, born Sept. 15, 1949, died Aug. 8. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Sam Romeo,children Deenna Kaye Davis-Goins, Deborah Krissa Ripkowski, Patricia Juliet Breitkreuz, and Christopher David Romeo, nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Ben G. Schoppe, 82, born Sept. 25, 1937, died Aug. 8. Schoppe worked with the Lutheran Education Association of Houston, serving on the Board of Education for more than 25 years. He was also one of the founders of Lutheran High North. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Merri, his children Christopher, Lara, Stephen, Malynda, and eight grandchildren.