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William Harold Cooley

Our beloved William "Bill" Harold Cooley passed away peacefully in the arms of his family at Swedish/Edmonds, Sunday, March 10, 2013. He was born in Spokane, WA on Friday, April 13, 1923 to Harold Cooley and Mae Cooley (Pattison). Moved to Wallingford; Latona Elem; Hamilton JH; Boy Scouts; Times Carrier; Lincoln HS (1941). That spring met June Nelson, Ballard HS (1941); married 1945. Attended UW 1941-1944; BS (1944); MS (1957); Mech. Eng.; Sigma Xi Res. Soc.; Amer. Soc. of Mech. Eng.; Joined Navy, 1944; LTJG; USS Kitkun Bay. Hired by Boeing, 1949; hydraulics; retired 1985. Raised family in Magnolia; opened "Travel Fever", 1984; traveled world; enjoyed cruises. Volunteered at Sea-King Co. Conv. & Vis. Bur.; helped daughter Lynn, librarian, at Rainier View, Bagley and Broadview-Thomson Elem. Was on Stevens Pass Ski Patrol; avid ice skater; wooden boat builder with son Bruce; UW football season ticket holder; six Rose Bowls; cruised San Juan Islands on the "Four Bells"; enjoyed lake homes of Lynn on Shoecraft and Bruce on Moses. Was very methodical; extremely proud of his grandchildren; Christopher Ryan Cooley and Chase Austin Cooley; also survived by wife, June Cooley of Edmonds, WA; daughter, Lynn (Bruce) Edwards of Stanwood, WA; son, Dr. Bruce (Karen) Cooley of Puyallup, WA.

A celebration of Life will be held; Saturday, April 13; at Edmonds Conference Center; 201 Fourth Ave North, Edmonds, WA; Program begins at noon; lunch to follow.

Remembrances may be made to "UW for PCRF"; Press Center Research Fund; Lymphoma Myeloma Leukemia; Oliver Press, MD PhD, 1100 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. The money is needed for research to cure these diseases. It's really possible!
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 31, 2013
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