Doris Mae Cooley

Born: Thu., Jun. 4, 1931
Died: Wed., Apr. 14, 2010

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Doris Mae Cooley - a resident of Pendleton died Wednesday, April 14, 2010 in a local care facility. She was 78 years old. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 18th, at Willowbrook Terrace, in Pendleton. Sign the register book or send condolences to the family at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Cooley was born June 4, 1931 in Portland, Oregon. She was the daughter of Lloyd McKillip and Agnes Parks. She was raised and educated in north Portland in the St. Johns area. She was a stay-at-home mother until her second divorce. She then worked as a waitress in Portland and later in Garibaldi. She had also worked as a clerk in the drug store at Rockaway Beach. She had been active in the Lions Club of Rockaway and Garibaldi. She had helped for many years to design and build from scratch parade floats for Garibaldi and Rockaway Beach in Tillamook County. She enjoyed gardening, animals and spending time at the beach. She is survived by dear friend Lorraine Vandecoevering of Garibaldi, daughters; Alice Stoneman of Pendleton, Nancy Letson, Judy Ericksen and Linda Raney, fifteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by; a son John Stoneman, a granddaughter Amanda Raney, husbands; Alva Stoneman, Harry Hinsdale Don Davis and William Cooley. She was also preceded in death by her close friend Bill Bachman.

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Lori May Warneking
   Posted Sat April 17, 2010
I am so sorry about your loss. I know you will miss your mother very much. May God comfort you and may you feel His peace during this difficult time. God bless you all. My prayers are with you.

Christine, Nancy, Bob and Richard Nash
   Posted Mon April 19, 2010
To the Family of Doris Mae Cooley. We are truely sorry to hear about the loss of Doris. Even though we had lost touch , she still was always in our hearts. Our prayers go to you and your families. The families of Dorothy Nash Christine, Nancy, Bob and Richard

Lorraine Vandecoevering
   Posted Mon April 19, 2010
Doris Cooley IS a brilliant Star in the universe. In this life she endured grievous injustices that should never happen to a child. These injustices will continue to perpetuate unless EVERYONE makes an effort to educate themselves and vow to make this world a better place. Doris' daughter Alice Stoneman is a Saint of God who dedicated her life to making a negative into a positive. Beause of her, Doris left this planet knowing that YES, THERE IS LOVE. Doris' friend, Lorraine

Beverly Hills
   Posted Mon April 19, 2010
I always think of Doris as one of those happy people, full of bear hugs and sloppy kisses! She was just a plain old kind lady. Bon Voyage......

marymiller
   Posted Mon April 19, 2010
I have many fond memories of Doris. I remember her always enthusiastic about all the projects she worked on for the community of Garibaldi. We had some good times together. Our sincere condolences, Jim and Mary Miller

Sarah
   Posted Mon April 19, 2010
I remember Doris from when I was a small child. Doris always had a very kind and warm welcome. She was a nice lady. Sarah Miller Absher

CynDe Parks Trucks
   Posted Fri April 23, 2010
As A little girl I lived in the first house behind the Rockaway drugstore with my grandparents. Doris was such a nice lady, always a smile and wave when you saw her. I remember once when I crashed on my bike in the alley between the store & my house she came over & helped me home after wiping my tears, & making sure I was OK. I'll never forget that. I'm truly sorry for your loss but our memories of her will live on in our hearts.

William Franklin Cooley III
   Posted Mon April 26, 2010
Ultimately for me any thoughts of Doris must always settle on forgiveness and on the notion that in this world there is no room for prolonged resentment.....I wish Doris well in the afterlife and my sincere condolences go out to Alice......

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