Santa Fe New Mexican, 6 May 2010

Paul Adam Cooter

Paul Adam Cooter, 82, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 24, 2010. Paul was born July 26, 1927 in Wichita, Kansas. He was the son of Frank and Millye Cooter. He was such a special man to his family and friends. Paul is survived by his loving children: son, Paul Ernst Cooter; son, Detrick Mark Cooter; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Holloway and son-in-law, Robert Holloway.

Paul served in the U.S. Navy as SCII Seaman First Class and was stationed on the USS Inaugural from 1945-1946. He is also honored as a Veteran of World War II. Paul attended Kansas University Law School 1946-1948 and graduated from the University of Texas in 1951 with the degree of Bachelor of Laws as well as the degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. Shortly after law school Paul moved to Roswell, NM, where he met and married his wife of 43 years, Carol Ernst. Spanning a law career over 50 years, Paul decided to retire in 2001.

He was a member of the Texas State Bar, the Oklahoma Bar Association, a member of the New Mexico State Bar, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and member of the vestry at Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Santa Fe, NM. He also received the special achievement of 32nd Degree Mason from the Masonic Lodge #18 in Roswell, NM.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010, 11 am at the Holy Faith Episcopal Church in Santa Fe, NM. A reception will immediately follow.

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