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Dorothy Cooley Obituary
Dorothy Cooley Dorothy Lenore Cooley, age 76, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went to heaven on Sunday November 10th, 2013. She was truly an inspirational woman, that never met a stranger a day in her life. Her love of children inspired her to start the Johnsburg Pigtail League and the Booster Club. For years she placed smiles on children 's faces by dressing up as the Easter Bunny and hosting annual Easter Egg Hunts at Thelen 's Community Club. Dorothy also had a love of water. She lived on the water for over 40 years. One of her favorite passtimes was sneaking out in the morning to sit on her deck enjoying her coffee, listening to the birds sing and playing a game of solitaire. There wasn 't a card game that Dorothy didn 't know or teach her grandchildren. Her favorite song was "Do Lord", which she sang to her grandchildren daily. In her later years, Dorothy became a huge fan of Bingo which she played twice a week. She 'd whistle, stamp and smile away. She loved when her children and grandchildren would come to visit so they could go with her. Dorothy is survived by her children, Sue Flynn-Meier (Alden) California, Pati Lackner (Bill) Arizona, Tommy Cooley (Kimberly) Illinois and Tammy Smith (Doug) Arizona. Her grand-children, Summer Germann (Chad), Tony Smith, Nate Smith, Ellie Smith, Deegan and Delanee Cooley. Her great-grand-children, Rider and Ocean Germann. Dorothy was preceded in death by the love of her life, Thomas J. Cooley; her first born grandson, Mac Flynn-Miller; her mother "Nana," her sister, "Franny" and her brother, "Uncle Dickie." Please help us celebrate "the matriarch of our family", and a life well lived, this Sunday, November 17, 2013, from 1:00-4:00pm. We will be sharing memories and serving her favorite lunch of "Hotdogs and Lays Potato Chips." The event will be held in Johnsburg, but the location has yet to be determined. For more information, please email celebratedorothy@aol.com, or call (623)229-2666.


Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 14, 2013
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