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Betty Morris Cooper

February 7, 1922 – November 5, 2008


Stayton – A  memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Lutheran Church in Stayton for Betty Morris Cooper who died on November 5, 2008. She was born in Shoshoni, WY to Charles Hill and Elizabeth Duren Hill on Charles Dickens’ birthday. Betty grew up in Eatonville, WA where she played the cello and sang in operettas in high school and was proud that the only school day  missed in twelve years was the day of her mother’s funeral. She graduated from Knapp Business College in Tacoma, worked at Eatonville Bank, and then as an electrician in the wings of the B-17 and B-52 at Boeing during World War II. 

While at Boeing, she met Eudoris Walker Morris from the Stayton area. They married in 1944 and, while visiting family in Stayton in 1948, they were stranded in Oregon by the Vanport Flood which prompted their decision to settle in Stayton. She was active as a 4-H and Scout leader. Betty worked at US Bank for 12 years. She was widowed in 1966 and later married Taylor Cooper who preceded her in death in 2003. She was a volunteer at Stayton Public Library. In their retirement, Betty and Taylor enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 

Betty was an exacting seamstress and enjoyed quilting. She lived in Stayton for 60 years. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Robert Pendleton of Stayton, son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Diana Morris of Mehama, and her dedicated friend, LaRae Metz of Stayton. Betty’s family is truly grateful for the sensitive & respectful care, as well as the delicious food, that she received from Guadalupe and Mario Aburto at Mountain Creek Care Home in Stayton. 

Remembrances may be directed to the Stayton Public Library Foundation or the Humane Society of the Willamette Valley. Private Interment in Lone Oak Cemetery, Stayton. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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