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May 10, 1956 - July 8, 2013
BILL COOLEY, a resident of Dallas, Oregon died on Monday, July 8th at the Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital in Portland after a lengthy battle with M.D.S. Bill was born on May 10, 1956 in McMinnville, Oregon the son of Don and Margery Cooley. Bill grew up in Sheridan and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1974. Bill married Terri Griffin on June 13, 1975. Bill had worked for Biskey's Appliance in Sheridan selling appliances. Bill worked for Boise Cascade in Willamina for a time and later at Smith's Home Furnishing in Salem. Bill moved to Dallas in 1988. Bill had been a Paramedic in both Sheridan and Dallas. Bill received the Dallas Ambulance EMT of the year award in 1994. Bill began his employment with the Sheridan Correctional Center when it opened in 1989. Bill worked as a Supervisory Correctional Systems Specialist. He retired in March of 2013 after a 24 year career. Bill enjoyed tent camping and fishing with his family. Bill loved fishing in rivers, lakes but especially the ocean. He also enjoyed snow skiing. Bill was well known as "Mr. Fix It"
Bill is survived by his wife Terri, sons, Todd and Ryan Cooley of Dallas, father, Don Cooley of Sheridan, brothers, Harry Cooley of Sheridan, Kevin Cooley of McMinnville, along with grandchildren Ashlynn, Kayla, Ethan and Madison. He was preceded in death by his mother Margery Cooley in 2003.
A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center 287 SW Washington Street in Dallas, Oregon. Memorial contributions may be made to the
, American Red Cross, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute or the National Marrow Donor Program. Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. To leave an online condolence for the family go to www.dallastribute.com.
Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
287 SW Washington St Dallas, OR 97338
Published in StatesmanJournal on July 11, 2013