Gary Dean Cooper
Gary Dean Cooper, 84, longtime resident of Pismo Beach, passed away on April 28, 2019 in Arroyo Grande, CA after fighting a long battle with kidney disease. Gary was born in Salina, KS to Albert and Mabel (Jennings) Cooper. He spent the majority of his life in California, living in the Bay Area and Pismo Beach. He proudly served in the United States Air Force (1955-1959), stationed in CA, MA, FL, and Guam. Gary worked as an engineer for General Motors, then for Lockheed, and was a small business owner. For many years he enjoyed being involved in the Sons of the American Revolution where he held the positions of President, Treasurer and Registrar.
Gary was a devoted husband, loving father and adoring grandfather and great grandfather. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 56 years, Vonda (Hampton) whom he knew since their childhood; his daughter, Renee and her spouse, Jon; his son, Shaun and his spouse, Kathryn; his 3 grandchildren, Danielle, Krista and Garin; and his great-grandchild Nara.
We will all miss his kindness, gentleness, sense of humor and the keen interest he took in everything we did. He was always willing and available to help anyone. We were blessed to have him in our lives.
Ryan Michael Aispuro
Ryan Michael Aispuro passed away on May 4, 2019 in Santa Maria, CA. Ryan was born in San Luis Obispo in February of 1985. He attended Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo High Schools and graduated from Pacific Beach High School, San Luis Obispo in 2003. He went on to gain a auto mechanics certification at Universal Technical Institute in Riverside, CA.
Ryan had a kind gentle soul, big heart and an infectious laugh. He loved reading and skateboarding. While Ryan struggled with addiction for most of his adult life, he was loved by his family and will forever be in their hearts and prayers.
Ryan is survived by his father Randy Aispuro (Patty), mother Cherie Gibson (Bruce), sister Loren Aispuro, daughter Brodie Aispuro (and her mother Erin), grandmothers Shirley McKee and Arlene Aispuro, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will be holding a private celebration of life at a later date.