Louise Alice Purinton of Newberg died December 20, 2001, at the age of 87.

Louise was born the daughter of William Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Stills) Cooper in Troy on February 19, 1914. Louise came from a family of six girls and three boys, growing up and attending school in the Wallowa County area.

In 1930 Louise was married to Dwight Warren Purinton and they made their home in Troy and Lostine, where she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse, Dwight preceded her in death on March 27, 1975.

For a short time she lived on the Oregon Coast and then in 1986 she moved to Newberg to be near her niece, Rose, and nephews, Glen and Bill Cooper. She was a member of the Assembly Of God Church in Newberg and a faithful attendee. She enjoyed writing poetry and wrote many poems. Louise enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews as much as they enjoyed spending time with her.

Surviving are one brother Richard Cooper of Castle Rock, Washington. Many nephews and nieces; and those who have come to know and appreciate her where she has lived and worked Three brothers and five sisters preceded her in death.

Services were held Wednesday, December 26, in Newberg. A concluding service will be held Friday, December 28, 2001, at 2 p.m. at the Lostine Cemetery in Lostine.

Wallowa County Chieftain, December 27, 2001, Page 2
Contributed by: Sue Wells