James Jr (Pete) Cosper, 97, former long time resident of Los Lunas, Albuquerque and Stanley, NM, passed away quietly at Genesis Belen Meadows on Sunday, July 4, 2021. He was born May 2, 1924 in Clarendon, Texas, to James Arthur and Bonnie Blue Cosper. He married the love of his life, Norma Jean Trout, in Albuquerque, NM. They were married 66 years.
Pete, well known and respected in the local and national automotive engine rebuilding circles, was the proud owner of Pete's Auto Machine on South Coors Blvd for 47 years. He was also a WWII veteran serving in the US Army Signal Corp in the Pacific Theater. He was company motor pool sergeant under General MacArthur and served as his staff car mechanic. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in February 1946.
He was always teasing with a sense of humor that kept everyone on his or her toes. Family and friends loved him dearly. His wife, Norma Cosper, his parents, James and Bonnie Cosper, and his sisters, Earlene Baker Johnson and Billie Chesshire Miller, precede him in death. His brothers Leroy Cosper and Tooter Cosper, his children: Cheryl Feder, Bonnie Griffin, Hollie Wells and John Cosper, his grandchildren: Ron Feder, Carrie Serritella, Lorrie Chavez, Jessie Argo, Mace Wells, Tawnya Shannon, and Keylee Cosper Gonda and also twelve great grandchildren, survive him.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, August 4th from 5:00-9:00 PM at the Sheriffs Posse Hall 10 I-25 Bypass, Belen NM 87002. His interment will be Thursday, August 5th at 1:30 PM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
In this time of sorrow, we would like to thank the staffs of Compasses Hospice, Genesis Belen Meadows, Noblin Funeral Services and all our loving family and friends.
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