Kathryn Rae Cooper, 61, passed away June 4, 2009. Survived by her husband of 39 years, Doyle Cooper; sons, Darren Cooper and Kent (Sarah) Cooper; brother, Ray (Janet) Keeney, Jr.; grandchildren, Trent, Kaitlyn, Abbey and Juliana Cooper, all of Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews; and good friends, Sandy Juno and Dixi Jones. Preceded in death by her father, Ray Keeney, Sr.; and her mother, Claris Keeney. Kathy was born Nov. 8, 1947, in Pueblo. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years and taught at South Park, Goodnight and Highland Park Elementary Schools. She enjoyed her grandchildren, flowers, holidays, animals and family vacations. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2009, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 18th and Grand Ave., with the Reverend Father Andrew McMullen officiating. Entombment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery Chapel Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Welfare, through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. A day doesn’t go by that I think of Kathy and our times together. I loved her and will miss her forever. She was a wonderful and devoted friend.

  2. Dear Doyle and Family,

    I am a schoolmate of Kathy. I met her when we entered Keating Jr. High in 7th grade. Kathy, Linda, Carol, Sharon and I were all close friends through high school. While I was in college at CSU, Fort Collins she and Linda visited for “College Days” and had a great time. There were a few other times that we visited and partied together in Pueblo and Boulder. I believe I met you at the 40th class reunion. I have not seen Kathy since that event, which makes me very sad. I have only visited Pueblo a few times over the last 24 years- but we still have my mom’s house on Fordham Cr. My mom passed away on May 14 this year.

    I have vivid memories of Kathy and fond recollection of the fun things we did in our youth, sleep overs at her house, being cheerleaders together, being initiated into the high school sororities and just getting through high school. Linda Duhon has often brought me up to date when she would see Kathy. It made me very happy to hear about her successes as a teacher, her joy as a mother and also being happily married. It is painful that she passed at such a young age- a time when one looks forward to the joys and rewards of retirement. May your broken hearts be healed over time and know that Kathy was appreciated by many and blessed with a wonderful life.

    Warm regards,
    Arlene

  3. Dear Cooper Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Mrs. Cooper was a wonderful teacher and role model. She was passionate about teaching and made a lasting impression on me as a child. May you find strength together during this difficult time.

  4. Dear Doyle,Darren and family: I was shocked to learn of Kathy’s death when Paulette called this morning. She was a lovely lady. You have lots of friends to lean on and be sure to use us at any time. I’ll be in touch soon to see how you’re doing. God bless! Roy Miltner

  5. Doyle,

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know how much the two of you meant to each other and that emptiness will be so difficult for you. May God bless you and your family as you pick up the pieces. You are in my prayers.
    Dave

  6. So sorry to hear about Mrs. Cooper. She was a wonderful teacher. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. I was sadden to learn about Kathryn’s passing, but we are comforted that she has been called home to the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers will be with Doyle & the boy’s.

    The Bailey’s
    Diana, Mike, Kayla, Katie

  8. May God Bless your Family and help u in your time of need. Mrs.Cooper was a great teacher and will always be remembered for her help of her students.

  9. Doyle,
    Anna and I are so sorry for your tremendous loss. We know how Kathy enriched your life and made you happy each and every day of your married life. She gave you two wonderful boys and so much more. We will all miss Kathy and we will all keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you.
    Henry and Anna Roman

  10. We are so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I know this last year had not been kind to her. I had hoped that we could have become closer, sorry it didn’t happen. We still miss your Dad, Kathy. Give him a hug for us. I hope one day we will met again. Your cousin and husband, Ginger & Gary

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