Vernon Earl Cotter

Date of Birth

May 21, 1930

Date of Death

July 4, 2018

Vernon Earl Cotter Passed away on July 4th, 2018, with his wife Anne at his side. Vern was born in Johnson County, Iowa, on May 21st, 1930, to Eugene Howard and Eleanor Dlouhy Cotter.

Vern earned his PHD in math and statistics in 1972 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He taught math at San Marcos High School, and Santa Barbara City College. He then became a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara and ran the secondary education program there. Vern was also a Real Estate Broker and was a director and was a director on the Santa Barbara Board of Realtors.

Vern was a dedicated Marine with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served at the Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor, as Construction Foreman during the Korean War.

Vern and Anne were married in 1990, and moved to Sedona, Arizona, where they enjoyed 28 years of retirement together.

Vern was predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis Purrington Cotter and their son, Craig; his second wife, Sheila Dyer Cotter; and his parents, Eugene Howard and Eleanor Dlouhy Cotter.

He is survived by his wife Anne, of Sedona,·and her daughter Lisa (Mark); two daughters, Karen, of Solvang, CA, and Renee (Binh), of West Hills, CA.; five stepchildren, Sharlene (Tony) of San Diego,CA., Steven (Erika) of Marysville, WA., Drew (Shawn) of Santa Barbara, CA., and Dawne (Matt) of Santa Barbara,CA.; and 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on October 9, 2018,at the Santa Barbara Memorial Cemetery in Santa
Barbara, CA.


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