OBITUARY

Ann Ellen Cooper

February 23, 1945May 12, 2013

Ann Ellen Cooper, 68, of San Angelo, Texas, passed away early Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born in San Angelo on Feb. 23, 1945, the daughter of Jack and Florence Cooper. Ann attended Santa Rita Elementary School, Robert Lee Junior High School and graduated from San Angelo Central High School in 1963. She went on to receive her bachelor's degree from the University of Texas Austin in 1967, and a master in fine arts in weaving and fiber arts from the University of North Texas Denton in 1982. Ann spent most of her working career as a unit manager with the Texas Department of Human Services in Denton. She took an early retirement in 2004, and moved back to San Angelo to be closer to her parents and to pursue her passion for art in its many forms. She also loved gardening and caring for her many cats. She was a member of First Christian Church and Western Hills Garden Club. Ann is survived by her sister, Charlotte Cooper Curry; her brother-in-law, Jeffrey E. Curry; nephew Cuchulain Cooper Curry of San Francisco, Calif.; and her many dear Murphy cousins. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at First Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Christian Church of San Angelo; Concho Valley PAWS; Critter Shack Rescue; or an animal rescue group of your choice. Family and friends may sign the online register book at johnsons-funeralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 16, 2013
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Michael Brophy

June 16, 2014

Was thinking about her on Father's Day.

SHAD LONGENETTE

May 18, 2013

ANN AND I GREW UP TOGETHER AT SANTA RITA. LEE JR HIGH AND CENTRAL AND THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, THEN ON TO UT. SHE WAS A GREAT FRIEND.

May 15, 2013

Ann's level of commitment to local, sustainable food and organic vegetable gardening was remarkable. She has left an indelible mark on the Houston area's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement. Ann's influence will be felt, will reverberate with other like-minded individuals and will create a legacy in the Houston geographic area. I was honored to know her and to join her in our work to support the movement in which she fervently believed. Ann was an inspiration and a model for all who believe in local, sustainable agriculture. Her spirit will forever serve as an inspiring guide. --Ann Hall

Susan Wills

May 15, 2013

Ann was my peer, yet I admired her from afar. She was a leader and had a cool head; a maturity that few of us possessed. We will decorate for the reunion in her absence and honor.

May 15, 2013

We have ALL lost a Beautiful, beautiful person. Prayers and sympathy being sent your way. "Skip"

gail hudson

May 15, 2013

I am sad to hear of Ann's passing. We recently reconnected at our CHS reunion meetings. She was so looking forward to our 50th reunion in October and will be missed by many.
Gail Grimes Hudson CHS Class of '63