Goodbody Mortuary

5027 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA



February 28, 1936October 6, 2019

JAMES COOLEY was born on February 28, 1936 in San Diego, CA and passed away on October 6, 2019 in La Mesa, CA.


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Bill Weikum

October 11, 2019

Jim Cooley was an infinite source of knowledge and the way he would convey his life's experiences was just mesmerizing to me. He was so fascinating. I loved talking with him and now wish I had done so more than the handful of times I was able to. His museum is unbelievable; absolutely intriguing, and he knew so much about everything he kept there. He greeted every visitor personally, and you knew immediately he was an articulate, wise, and very unique man. I feel so sad today for his wife, and family and friends. It has to be such a tough time. I hope these words will bring a smile to their faces, so that they can put aside their sadness, if even for only a moment. Thank you, Mr. Cooley - you made a difference in my life and I know in many, many others as well. And I'm very glad I could share this. Thank you to everyone who read it. -Bill Weikum