McDonald's Chapel & Redding Memorial Park

1275 Continental Street, Redding, CA


Earl Thomas Cooney

February 5, 1922July 19, 2020

Earl Thomas Cooney was born on February 5, 1922 and passed away on July 19, 2020 and is under the care of McDonald's Chapel.

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Earl Thomas Cooney

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Debra (Hust) Allen

July 21, 2020

He was my dad best and oldest friend. Since childhood. Dad would tell stories about how they would as kids look in the alleys for parts then go build something. A wonderful friend and builder is what I remember best about Tom Cooney. I remember he made a Newton’s cradle that he gave us and a Homemade Polaroid Camera he built in his garage. I might still have the picture he took of me that day standing in his garage. Picture perfect. Not the subject but the camera 😂 Over the years he shared many of the things he built, wonderful stories and laughter.
2004 was the last time we were together. My parents were unable drive that far so I drove them out west. Lois was still as sweet and kind as ever, it was so wonderful to see his daughters again and Tom showed us more things he had built. He had built something for NASA and had a small prototype of it in the house. Amazing builder without a doubt but an even better friend.
We will always have our wonderful memories spent with our families growing up. We have each said that growing up we thought we were related. In our hearts we will forever be.
Rest In Peace dear Tom Cooney ❤️

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