SEBRING, Fla. — Richard and Jen (Heist) Cooper are celebrating their 40th anniversary this month.
They were married July 14, 1973, at Central Christian Church, Elkhart, Ind.
They are celebrating by renewing their wedding vows with their son Matt officiating, in the presence of their friends and family
They owned Paradise Pools in Elkhart and Granger for 26 years before retiring to Naples in 2000.
Their children are Michelle (Joseph) Oliveira of Fort Myers, Julie (Jeff) Bliler of Elkhart, Charles (Sandy) Cooper of Fort Myers, Chris (Leo) Taramasco of Sanford and Matt (Julie) Cooper of Cancun, Mexico.
Their grandchildren are Niki Terrell of Elkhart, Emily Coope of Fort Myers, Chelsea and Demi DeRose of Naples, Mike, Jesse and Zac Cooper of Fort Myers, Sam, Joe and Olivia Bliler of Elkhart, and Corinna, Chloe, Jake, Cameron, Caroline and Caleb Cooper of Cancun, Mexico. They have one great-grandchild, Rio Marie Alred.