Audrey I. Cooper |

Audrey I. Cooper

Audrey I. Cooper

A celebration of life will take place Saturday for Audrey I. Cooper, who passed away May 16, 2006, at Washoe Medical Center in Reno, Nev.

Audrey was born Sept. 20, 1930, in Norfolk, Neb., to Bob and Wilma (Bell) Truex. Her family moved to Reno in 1937, then to Omaha, Neb., in 1940, returning to Reno in 1946. Audrey graduated from Reno High School in 1949 and in the same year married Earl Cooper, who had been the boy next door in 1937.

They made their home in Reno/Sparks and Zephyr Cove, Nev. As her children were growing up, Audrey was very active in their lives. She volunteered many hours as room mother, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and as a chauffeur for many sporting events. Audrey volunteered at Zephyr Cove Elementary, Kingsbury Middle and Whittell High schools so much they finally hired her. She worked for them as a teacher’s aide and librarian and retired from Whittell as the head cook in 1991. After being blessed with grandchildren, Audrey dedicated her time and energy to them. They will greatly miss her. Audrey was active in the Lake Tahoe Republican Women’s Club and the Barton Hospital Auxiliary, and served alongside her husband as a Kiwanenne and a Rotary Anne when he was active in Kiwanis and Rotary.

Audrey is survived by her husband of 57 years, Earl Cooper; her daughter, Linda; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Scott Sullivan of Martinez, Calif.; grandchildren Ashley Cooper, Hannah, Connor, Aaron and Tess Sullivan; great-grandchildren Maile Cooper and Bella Cooper-Hyer; and many beloved cousins throughout the United States and Norway.

Preceding Audrey in death were her parents; son, Mark in 1960; and daughter, Susan in 1973.

Audrey requested there be no funeral service. A celebration of life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cooper family home. For more information call (775) 826-9161.

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