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Carol Bonnie Cooper

August 18, 1935 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Carol B. Cooper

Carol B. Cooper was born August 18, 1935, to Bonnie Prier Allen & Elmer Allen in Everett, Washington.

She peacefully passed away on February 20, 2024, surrounded by family at Cabinet Peaks Hospital, Libby, Montana.

Carol was a precocious child of the Great Depression and WWII.  Her family was very close, including her brother Earl Allen and sister Janice Allen Nees.  Carol's predecessors were very kind and gentle people.  Carol was Lutheran in faith.

In 1951, she married Herb Cooper, the love of her life.  Children followed, Allen, Art, Bonnie, and David. 

Carol & Herb owned and operated the Sno-Valley Morgan Horse Ranch for many years, creating a long line of award-winning Morgan horses.

Carol owned a courier business; Herb and Carol owned Totem Boom Company, Inc., a log rafting and booming facility, a Puget Sound waterfront storage business, plus a lumber mill operation.  She fully supported the family waterfront businesses, which included inland and ocean-going tug boat operators, booming, and rafting.

Carol and Herb actively supported 4-H youth activities and were members of the Bits & Spurs Horseback Riding Club.  They enjoyed riding the Cascade Crest Trail, plus many horseback riding adventures and competitions, hunting, lake and ocean fishing.

Carol enjoyed a sixty-eight-year bowling career.  At a bowling banquet, Bobbie Marken of Trojan Lanes and USBC representative, Nicci Savage presented Carol a "Most Valuable Player Elite Bowling Award" for her dedication to the sport, as well as longevity.  Having been a very good bowler, Carol competed at many national events, including Reno, Las Vegas, and Wichita, Kansas. 

A genealogist, Carol traveled to Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Kentucky, and Minnesota.  Combining her efforts with her aunt, mother, daughter, and cousins, she extended a rich written history for her family, which includes her distant cousin, President James Madison, author of the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Most important to Carol was her family.  A matriarch, she fully supported and uplifted her family, and many others.  Truly, her home was open to all. 

Predeceased by her husband, Herb, her sister, Janice (Bob) Nees, and brother, Earl (Harriet) Allen, Carol remained a very active family mentor.  A few days before her passing, she said, "I wish I could keep my family with me forever."

She leaves four children, Allen, Art (Cristita), David Cooper, and Bonnie Larson.  Her grandchildren, Jermiah, Harley, Jessica, Allee & Tallen, Herb, James & Lloyd, Dawn & Kristine, Stacy, Jennifer, Kerri, & Dawn T., and great-grandchildren Seilah, Josiah, Aja, Ever, Areia, Sunny, Dean, Mia, Grace & Rowen, Bradley & Cory, Celeste & Alyssa, Breanna & Sean, Sam, Alex, David & Nicole, Andrew & Devin, Victoria & Madeline.  Celebrating five generations, she leaves Eli, Felix, Oliver, and Juuleum.  All in-laws are deeply appreciated as the valuable part of the family they have become.

With each generation, she saw promise.  Many family members and friends include Gilbert, John, James, Cathleen, Karla, and Dean & Diane.

A true matriarch, Carol was an expression of unconditional love, support, and guidance. 

Life incorporates a village.  Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to all that brightened her life.

Arrangements are under the care of Schnackenberg Funeral Home of Libby, MT.  Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.schnackenbergfh.com.

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