July 13, 1970 – January 19, 2013
Taunya, 42, passed away January 19, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. Her family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at Merle Hay Funeral Home.
Taunya Cooper, daughter of Wade and Henrine (Johnson) Cooper, was born July 13, 1970 in Chicago, IL. Following high school and college, she worked as a Certified Pharmacy Tech and later in administration at the VA Medical Center in Des Moines. Taunya was united in marriage with Jeffrey Simons on July 13, 2011 in Las Vegas. She was a volunteer at the Animal Rescue League, and enjoyed nature. Taunya also liked to travel.
Taunya is remembered by her husband, Jeff Simons of Des Moines; her parents, Wade and Henrine Cooper of Chicago; her brother, Wade Cooper III of Highland Falls, NY; ten nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net