La Grande, Union County, Oregon
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Mrs. Ada May Cooper, 62, of Portland died May 29 at the U. S. naval hospital at Astoria, following a long illness.
The Cooper family moved to La Grande in 1924, and lived here until they moved to Portland in 1941.
Mrs. Cooper will be remembered as the mother of Alice Jeanette and Maelizabeth Cooper, both of whom are dead. the girls were talented La Grande violinists.
Surviving here are her sons, Lt. Leonard Cooper U. S. N. R., stationed at the Astoria naval air station, and Ellery “Bud” Cooper of Portland, recently discharged from the army, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Louis Presto, of Cove.
The La Grande Observer, May 31, 1946
Contributed by: Holly Vonderohe