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Helen May Cooley (born Seeley)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: January 30, 1943

Date of Death: November 16, 2013

Birth Place: Albion, ID

Death Place: Logan, UT

Helen May Seeley Cooley

Helen May Seeley Cooley, 70 died Nov. 16, 2013 at Logan Regional Hospital. She was born Jan. 30, 1943 at her Grandmother’s home in Albion, Idaho, to James Walter and Florence Dolan Seeley. After her birth, she and her mother moved to Monterey, Calif. for a year, to be with her dad who was serving in the Army. She lived in Boise, Idaho until the age of 10, and then her family moved to a farm near Parma, Idaho. She attended schools in Boise and Fruitland, Idaho, graduating from Fruitland High School. After graduating high school, she moved to Payette, Idaho, where she worked as a Telephone Operator. She then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend LDS Business College and worked at the University Club in Salt Lake City. While living in Salt Lake she was introduced to Richard Grant Cooley, by a close friend. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple on Sept. 30, 1965. Together they made their home in Newton, Utah and were blessed with three children Pamela, Jeremy and Justin. She worked for the Herald Printing Colo. in Logan, Utah until her first child was born. Richard and Helen owned and operated Cooley’s Country Store in Newton for a number of years. When Richard’s failing health forced them to sell the store, Helen was trained to do home dialysis for Richard. She also started working as Independent Contract Carrier, delivering the Herald Journal to subscribers in Benson, Newton and Clarkston for 15 years. Shortly after beginning the paper route, she began work at the United Suffolk Sheep Association in Newton, Utah, where she worked until she retired. She was a member of the LDS church, serving in various callings, including young women’s, primary and was a teacher in the Relief Society. Mother was a beautiful seamstress making many clothes for us when we were young. She is also known for her beautiful cross stitch pictures and many were given as gifts. Mom was the care taker of the family and took care of our Dad during his illness. She also took care of her parents and a brother until their deaths. She taught us that the most important thing in life is family. Thank you Mom for all you have done for us, we love you and are happy that you and dad are finally together again. She is survived by her three Children, Pamela (Kenneth) Anderson, Kennesaw, Ga., Jeremy Richard Cooley, Rexburg, Idaho, and Justin W Cooley, Newton, Utah. Three grandsons, Anthony Anderson, Tucson, Ariz., Nicholas and Cody Anderson of Kennesaw, Ga. One Brother Ralph (Vicki) Seeley, Grand View, Idaho, and two Sister-in Laws, Helen Helstern, Logan, Utah and MaryAnn (Kelly) Booth of Moapa, Nev. She was preceded in death by her Husband Richard, Parents and two brothers, Harold and Walter Seeley. Funeral Services will be Friday Nov. 22, 2013 at noon at the Newton 1st Ward LDS Church, 90 S. 100 West, Newton, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, at Nelsons Funeral Home 80 S. Main, Smithfield, Utah, from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Newton City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Herald Journal, (Logan, UT) – Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[Great-great-great-granddaughter of SGS # 3278 – Helen May; James Walter; James Delbert; Alfred Tupper; William; William A. (# 3278); Asahel (# 1432); Ezekiel; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah; Obadiah]

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