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Norma Jean Woods
OBITUARY: Norma Jean Cooper. published in The Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction, Colorado on May 14, 2011.
Norma Jean Cooper August 9, 1930 – May 12, 2011 Norma Jean (Woods) Cooper, age 80, was born to Homer M. Woods and Maude (Dunlap) Woods on August 9, 1930 in Rifle, Colorado and left our world late on Thursday. She was the third child born to them and lived in Rifle, Uravan, Grand Junction and her longtime residence in Nucla. Norma Jean met her husband, Spooks, while attending nurse's training with his sister, Rachel Blair. She married Earnest "Spooks" Cooper on October 4, 1953 in Nucla, Colorado at the Union Congregational Church. They made their home in Nucla on the Cooper Ranch and had three children together, Tim (Kim), Paul (Cammy) and Kathy (Mark) Chiono. They have five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Norma Jean served as the Montrose County health nurse and the school nurse as well as being a rancher's wife. Plenty of hard work and fun were woven throughout her years. She enjoyed playing in the local card clubs and was a member of the Bethany Chapter #148, Order of Eastern Star. She is survived by her husband, Spooks; her children and their spouses, Tim and Kim; Paul and Cammy; Kathy and Mark; grandchildren, Kristen (Sid) Ward and four children of Richfield, Idaho; Shanna (Rowdy) Buniger and three children of Fruita, Colorado; Chelsea (fiancée, Tyler Cox) Chiono of Montrose, Colorado; Katie Cooper of Norwood, Colorado and Timmy Cooper of McFadden, Wyoming; her brothers, Morris Woods of Burleson, Texas; Stan (Dixie) Woods of Missoula, Montana and Wayne (Barbara) Woods of Denver, Colorado; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will all miss her easy smile and sweet demeanor. She is preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Brandon Michael Cooper. Services are scheduled for 11:00 on Tuesday, May 17th at the Union Congregational Church with internment to follow at the Nucla Cemetery.