Alice Cooper, 88, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at her home in Belgrade, Montana, and has gone to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus. She was born Jan. 29, 1927, at her home on Karlsborg Hill near Webster, Wisconsin. She is surely rejoicing today with her many loved ones there including her husband, Dewey Cooper.
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Alice lived a full life serving the Lord that she loved, and under His direction, she touched the lives of many people. It would be important to her to mention her family, Dianne (Bob) Burkhart, Brad (Lynn) Cooper, Scott (Cherie) Cooper, Lori (Ron) Barnett, Bill (Lesley) and two other sons, Wayne and Bob, who went to be with the Lord at a young age. Alice had nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren that she dearly loved. Also to be mentioned are the dear ladies in her Bible Study group that she led for 13 years; some of them with whom she will be rejoicing with in Heaven now. Alice has one surviving brother, Bob Fossum, and numerous nieces and nephews that reside in Wisconsin and Washington. She was preceded in death by one sister and six brothers.
Alice and Dewey came to know the Lord through the faithful friendship and prayers of neighbors who attended the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Belgrade, of which they were still members at their deaths. Alice often shared her special life's testimony with Christian Women's groups, which she saw as a way to continue her opportunity to share the important difference Christ can make in our lives. Alice had many opportunities to love others in the love of Jesus, and it would be difficult to mention all the names of her precious friends or those she had so dearly touched in her lifetime. We know she had enjoyed serving the Lord in whatever way she could here on earth! We shall all miss her unselfish love, fervent prayers, and steady witness of God's unfailing love. Her family shall certainly miss her most! Especially, the many years that she provided a warm and welcome home to all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mom and Dad provided a place that smelled of good food, a nice place to rest if needed, as well encouragement, laughter, and all sorts of other good memories. Their hearts and home were always open and welcoming to those who wanted to be there or had a need. We rejoice that she is now with Jesus, free of physical suffering and living in an eternal place of happiness.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made in Alice's name to LOVE, Inc., P.O. Box 7117, Bozeman, MT 59771 or to the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 205 W. Cameron Ave., Belgrade, MT 59714, Attn: Benevolence Fund.
Visitation hours will be from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service and from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Belgrade Alliance Church. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at Belgrade Alliance Church followed by graveside services at 2 p.m. at Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service. www.dokkennelson.com
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 3, 2015