Edith Ellen Cooper, 95 a long time Meridian resident passed away peacefully at a Caldwell Care Center on January 24, 2014.
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Edith was born September 7, 1918 in Meridian, Idaho to Lester and Mina Shaul. She attended Lake Hazel grade school, Meridian High and completed Beauty School in Boise.
She married Charlie Cooper on June 18, 1940 and they farmed in the Eagle and Meridian areas, remaining at their last farm on Ustick Road for many years.
When Edith was still in good health she attended the Star Christian Church. At that time she was a caregiver to several friends, taking them shopping and making sure they got to a weekly Bible Study with her.
Edith was a member of the Liberty Grange, serving in several offices. Among her special talents were sewing and cooking and she often served on those committees. After Liberty Grange closed, she was a member of the Locust Grove Grange.
She especially enjoyed her years working in the cafe at the Meridian Sales Yard and in the Agriculture Department at the Western Idaho Fair.
Edith was a resident of Spring Creek Assisted Living in Meridian for several years, then moved to Meridian Care Center and then to Caldwell.
Survivors include her son, Dale Cooper and his wife, Kathy of Kooskia, Idaho, sisters: Grace Lingel of The Dalles, Oregon and Evelyn (Hurley) Legg of Meridian; brother-in-law, Dick Wood of Nampa; a niece, Marie (Bud) Beatty of Kuna, who has helped with her care over the years, and many other nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charlie and two sons: Darrell and Gordon; brother, Charles Shaul and sisters: Marion Parks and Ethel Wood.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday January 30, 2014 at the Dry Creek Cemetery. Remembrances may be left for the family at www.AccentFuneral.com. Services are under the direction of Accent Funeral Home, Meridian.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Jan. 28, 2014
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