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Ellen Tobin Cooley


1925 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
October 18, 1925 - August 16, 2015 Ellen Tobin Cooley (Age 89) of Valencia, California passed away on August 16, 2015. She is survived by her brother Bill Tobin; her children Steve Landefeld, Emily Landefeld, and George Landefeld; her daughters-in-law Barbara Landefeld and Teresa Landefeld; her grandchildren Michael Moss, Patrick Moss, Shannon Yowaiski, Paul Landefeld, Melissa Lucas, Kevin Landefeld, Shane Landefeld and Tara Landefeld; and her great grandchildren Corallyn Moss, Scotland Moss, Mac Moss, and Ella Lucas. Her son Paul Landefeld and husbands Jack Landefeld and James Cooley predeceased her. Ellen was born in Akron Ohio on October 18, 1925, lived in the Washington D.C. and Los Angeles areas, and spent most of her summers at her beloved summer home, Horse Rock Point, in Hessel, Michigan. She attended Old Trail School In Akron, Ohio and Hockaday College in Dallas, Texas. Ellen taught fashion-retailing at Marymount College in Arlington, Virginia and at Brooks College in Long Beach, California. She was a fabulous mother and showered her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with love. Ellen also was an active community leader and volunteer, serving as chair, volunteer, and docent for various activities of the Akron Art Institute, the Bath Arts Festival, the National Gallery of Art, the Orange County Performing Arts Guild, and Saddleback Memorial Hospital. She loved to travel and traveled the world with her late husband Jim Cooley. Aanee, as her grandchildren called her, was one classy lady.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 18 to Aug. 19, 2015
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