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November 29, 2016 "Dr. Cooley will be missed by his many, many friends. My heartfelt condolences to the Cooley family.

Henry Vinson" - henry vinson
November 29, 2016 "Dr. Cooley was a lifelong friend to my Uncle Jack Burke and my Dad Eddie Burke, growing up together in Houston. My Dad took me to meet him when I was 17 hoping I would become a physician like his oldest daughter Ouisie! He was without a doubt the best surgeon I have ever witnessed in my 45 years of nursing and watching surgeons both in the OR and/or the dome. He just had the touch and the very special and unusual touch with patientsliterally visited them the first 24 hours post-op, even one of my high school friends Holt Taylor, who I referred in to THI from Idaho just a year and a half ago! He was just the consummate gentleman. HIs love of the Lord, kindness, thoughtfulness, love of family, service to others, especially his mentees, who he treated as equals, was just inspiring! He will be so missed, along with his precious right hand gal Louise! So happy they went to Heaven so quickly togethernever were apart far long! To all the girls and their families, know that your Dad was an icon, a true hero in medicine and life. Thank you for being so generous in sharing him with all of us! Robin Burke Britt, RN, Ed.D., FAAN, Professor Emeritus, Texas Woman's University" - Robin Britt (Houston, TX)
November 29, 2016 "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow." - Nancy Hermann (Houston, TX)
November 28, 2016 "Eternally One of a Kind.
Great Heart.Great Mind.
You are already missed.....but...
We are grateful for The
Legacy you have left behind!
Forever...." - Dene Hofheinz Anton (Houston, TX)
November 28, 2016 "Thank you, Dr. Cooley for all you have done for lives on the planet. I hope you and Daddy meet up soon. Judge Hofheinz admired you so did we all. Y'all go back a lonnnng way. Rest easy. Job
Well done. We were blessed to know you!" - Dene Hofheinz (Houston, TX)
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Obituary for Denton Cooley
Dr. Denton A. Cooley, the surgeon who performed the world's first artificial heart implant, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. He was 96. Cooley was a...
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