Susan Bean Cooper

July 4, 1946June 27, 2018
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Susan Bean Cooper of Lincoln, CA, lost her heroic battle with cancer on June 27th in Sacramento, CA at age 71. Born Susan Mae Bean on July 4th 1946, she attended Hiram Johnson High School and Sacramento City College. She met her future husband, 1st Lieutenant Doug Cooper in 1967 and they were married in 1968. They lived the Air Force Life for over 20 years which included assignments in Texas, Nebraska, Spain and back to California. She performed the role of Air Force Wife taking care of home and children during her husband's frequent deployments to Southeast Asia and, later, to Turkey.

Susan was predeceased by her parents, Clifford M. and Edna M. Bean. She is survived by her husband, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Doug Cooper, her two children, Aaron and Megan and a sister Donna Magennis.

Active in the Lincoln community and Sun City Lincoln Hills activities, she leaves many friends. A celebration of Susan's life will be held on July 14th at 5:00PM in the Kilaga Springs Clubhouse in Sun City Lincoln Hills, 1167 Sun City Blvd, Lincoln, CA. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation to the Fieldhaven Feline Center, a favorite of Sue, or a charity of your choice.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Peggy Beller

July 14, 2018

When I was first employed at FCUSD Susan took me under her wing. We instantly became friends and she always encouraged me to grow in my career. I looked forward to seeing her glowing smile each day and her positive outlook on life. She was a wonderful friend to many of us and will truly be missed. I will cherish our Memories in my ❤️ Forever.

Natalie Bradford

July 13, 2018

Sue, thank you for the many times that I had come to your home to play mahjong. You were a great hostess and always made me feel comfortable. Your smile can only be defined as a sparkle. May you rest in peace and may God welcome you home. May the family find strength in all the wonderful memories.

Fran and Frank Neves

July 13, 2018

Sue was so sweet and had the best smile! She was always smiling! We'll miss her but always remember her. God bless you and your family always. The photo gallery is a great tribute to a great family. We've been honored and blessed knowing you.

Barbara Alvarado

July 12, 2018

I remember Susie and I going on "snoop" trips to the local SCC frat house (OAK) as we both were interested in members of that fraternity. Always planned ahead with $.25/pack of Marlboros, $.25/gal gasoline and, of course, one cent a piece of red licorice - all at the local Regal gas station on 14th Avenue right down the street. from where you lived. These days are special to me and I will never, ever forget them!

I also remember Como Amiga sorority at SCC. Bean was President, and I was VP in charge of social events. We were a dynamic duo! Mixers and sponsored dances were always successful and lots of fun! Como was the be all, end all - only the coolest chicks. The memories I have of those days will always be with me. Love to you, Bean.

Megan Cooper

July 9, 2018

Forever your baby girl...I love you to the moon and back.

Joy Smith

July 8, 2018

Dear Doug and Family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of Sue on behalf of all of us at FieldHaven Feline Center. Thank you for honoring FieldHaven to memorialize Sue; we will care for cats and kittens with love in her memory.

Joy Smith
Executive Director

Casey MacKean

July 2, 2018

Dear Doug and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Susan. I wish I had kept in touch over the years. She was such a kind and lovely person. An important part of my life with Barry and our days at Beale. I have fond memories of both of you and am so glad Barry has kept in touch.
I can only imagine how difficult this time is for you and the children. Love each other and know you have people who care about you and wish you well. My love, Casey MacKean