Vela Reba Cooper

08/21/1931 - 03/20/2015 Obituary
Vela Reba Cooper Obituary
Vela Cooper was born on August 21, 1931 in Corcoran, CA. Vela was born to parents William & Cleo Westmoreland. She spent most of her childhood in the San Joaquin Valley. On December 1, 1952 Vela married Dale Otis Cooper in Las Vegas, NV. The two were married for 36 years and had 2 daughters. Vela worked as a clerk at Service Pharmacy in Coalinga, CA, before retiring and moving to Bakersfield, CA.
Vela enjoyed baking, sewing, crocheting, and crafting. She loved her weekly lunches and movie dates with her friends. She was also an avid sports fan and always rooted for her 49ers and Lakers.
Vela faithfully attended church and loved the Lord. She also loved spending time with her family and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Vela is preceded in death by her husband and daughter Debbie Lynn Milligan. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda Taylor, 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 4 siblings.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 28, 2015
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