Edith B. Cooper


Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2004


  Edith B. Cooper

Edith B. Cooper

Former Kenai Peninsula resident Edith B. Cooper died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, in Bakersfield, Calif. She was 86.

A celebration of life will be held at the home of Mrs. Cooper's grandson and wife, Tim and Michele Cooper, 10815 Myers Ranch Court in Bakersfield, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.

Mrs. Cooper was born in Coalinga, Calif., to Thomas and Effie Stewart. She was raised in Taft, Calif.

She was married to A.T. "Jack" Cooper for 64 years, and they raised three children. They spent 25 years in Alaska, including Kenai, Soldotna and Anchorage, and later spent 15 years in Brookings, Ore., before moving to Bakersfield.

Mrs. Cooper enjoyed fishing in Alaska and won many blue ribbons for her needlework and painting.

"She was a very talented lady. She was deeply loved by her family and will be truly missed," her family said.

Mrs. Cooper was preceded in death by her son, Wesley Ross Cooper; daughter, Gloria Marston; brothers, Quicksell, Allan and Wesley Stewart; and sisters, Rena Hansen, Sadie Skaggs, Nadine Wilde and Grace Fimple.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Cooper; son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Dianne Cooper; grandchildren, Connie Cormier, Tim Cooper, Keely Cooper, Marcy Chapman, Tammy Marston, Lloyd Marston and Teena Steele; 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty O'Brien; and many nieces and nephews.

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