Velma Cooper
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Obituary of Velma Cooper

Velma Veronica Cooper, age 77, of Deming, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, June 9, 2019. She was born on January 1, 1942, in Chehalis, B.C. to Ambrose and Alice Point. Velma married Daniel Cooper on December 16, 1961 in Ferndale, WA. Her interests included knitting, fishing, hunting, cooking, dancing, and going to the casino. Velma was a cook at various places but quit her job for her favorite thing to do which was take care of her grandchildren. Velma was resilient, loving, strong, funny, patient, wise, determined, beautiful, loyal and happy all the time. She will be remembered for her love for her family, smile, her laugh, how hard she worked, her hands, loving heart, her cooking skills and her ability to butcher her own deer. She is survived by her daughters Tammy (Steve) Woodrich and Charmaine Jimmie; sons Jason, Mark and Aaron Cooper; seven siblings; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her best friend and caregiver Maria Salazar. She is preceded in death by her parents Ambrose and Alice Point; husband of 53 years Daniel Cooper; daughter Lydia Cooper; and numerous brothers and sisters,Velma Veronica Cooper, age 77, of Deming, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Sunday, June 9, 2019. She was born on January 1, 1942, in Chehalis, B.C. to Ambrose and Alice Point. Velma married Daniel Cooper on December 16, 1961 in Ferndale, WA. Her interests included knitting, fishing, hunting, cooking, dancing, and going to the casino. Velma was a cook at various places but quit her job for her favorite thing to do which was take care of her grandchildren. Velma was resilient, loving, strong, funny, patient, wise, determined, beautiful, loyal and happy all the time. She will be remembered for her love for her family, smile, her laugh, how hard she worked, her hands, loving heart, her cooking skills and her ability to butcher her own deer. She is survived by her daughters Tammy (Steve) Woodrich and Charmaine Jimmie; sons Jason, Mark and Aaron Cooper; seven siblings; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and her best friend and caregiver Maria Salazar. She is preceded in death by her parents Ambrose and Alice Point; husband of 53 years Daniel Cooper; daughter Lydia Cooper; and numerous brothers and sisters, A prayer service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:00pm. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 13 at 10:00am. Both services will be held at the Nooksack Community Building.

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