1929 — 2022
Norma Adams Cooper, age 93, handed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at her residence in Roseburg, Oregon along with her good friend Marie Martindale by her aspect.
Norma was born on February 1, 1929 in Layton, Utah to Otis Isaac Adams and Hortense Metta Hanson. She was raised on her household’s farm in Layton, Utah. Norma discovered duty at a younger age and had a particular bond with every of her siblings. Her brother, Ralph, remembered using their horse collectively to the native film home. She had a wonderful singing voice and beloved to sing to her youthful sisters. Norma sang in the highschool choir and continued to sing at church all through her life.
Norma was beforehand married to Wallace (Invoice) Williams Gailey, they usually had a daughter, Vicki Lynn Gailey Rush. Norma later met and married the love of her life, Joseph Trave Cooper. That they had three sons: Joseph, Jeff, and Jan Cooper. Norma and Joe moved between Utah and Oregon a number of occasions all through their lives. After retirement, they lastly settled in Roseburg, Oregon. Norma turned a religious member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was referred to as as an ordinance employee for a short while within the Medford, Oregon Temple. Norma and Joe’s union was sealed within the Medford, Oregon Temple.
Norma labored in service, manufacturing unit, and retail jobs all through her life. She was supervisor of a material and craft retailer till her retirement. She camped, fished, and hunted along with her household. She beloved having a backyard, canning, and attempting new recipes. Norma took delight in being a devoted homemaker whereas additionally being a working lady. Norma was a seamstress and artist. She may sew something from upholstery to wedding ceremony robes. In her final years, she was in nice demand for customized stitching and alteration work.
Utilizing her personal kiln, she received awards for her hand-crafted porcelain dolls. Norma excelled at oil portray, quilting, and crochet. Norma created treasured artisan objects as items for household and mates. Her decades-long good friend dubbed her a “Jill”-of-All-Trades. Norma would create various keepsakes with perfection and a spotlight to element.
Norma was a enjoyable and feisty girl. She beloved animals, particularly the beloved cats she had all through the years. Norma had a pension for sweets and desserts and at all times had a crammed dish of sweet. She beloved studying, cooking, crafts, trend magazines, novels, and the scriptures. She had a aptitude for trend, at all times having a contemporary tube of lipstick along with her, and Norma took care of her hair and garments. She loved her independence and renewed her driver’s license at 92. Norma fiercely beloved her household and mates and gave the very best hugs. She had a novel manner of trying into your eyes and soul when she wished to know in case you had been wholesome and comfortable.
Norma is beloved by many and will likely be missed and remembered by all. She was preceded in loss of life by; her dad and mom, her husband Joe, Joseph Traverse Cooper (son), Ryan Cooper (grandson), Otis Junior Adams (brother), Ruth Evans Gibson (half-sister), LaGrande Evans (step-brother), Noal Evans (step-brother), Harold Evans (step-brother), Invoice Evans (step-brother), Annie Evans (step-sister), and James Rush Jr. (son-in-law).
Norma is survived by; Vicki Lynn Gailey Rush, sons Jeff (Kathey) Cooper and Jan (Susan) Cooper, brother Ralph Adams, half-brother Bobby (Dixie) Evans, half-sister Carol (Paul) Evans Allred, 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
A particular thanks to the Mercy Hospital hospice workforce for his or her providers and real care of Norma. The household additionally extends heartfelt appreciation to Norma’s treasured mates, Marie Martindale, Ken and Brandon Butz, for his or her dedication and love of her till the very finish. The household wouldn’t have identified what to do with out these selfless people who stepped in and took care of Norma like she was their very own household.
Graveside providers will likely be held Monday Could 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Mates might go to with household from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. previous to the graveside service.
Recollections and Condolences could also be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com.