|Birth: ||Mar. 23, 1912|
San Joaquin County
|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1991|
Born in Stockton, CA. Edie was the d/o Charles Augustus Cooper and Ada Irene Hampton. She was the loving sister of Alice; Florence; Charles; David; Norman and Robert.
Edie was a girlhood chum of my mother and my Aunt Margaret. They were friends for all of their lives.
How three small town girls from the Marysville/Yuba City area ended up in San Francisco is another story.
Edie was a wonderful seamstress and cook. She made tailored shirts for some of S.F.'s leading men. I got to go to the opera in S.F. to see "Carmen" when I was just 13. Edie made me a black taffeta dress with white lace and a plum colored gabardine form fitted coat in one night. I felt like a princess.
My mother told me that the first thing Edie ever made, she cut out with a butcher knife on the kitchen table. She was really young but the dress turned out to be very nice.
When Edie cooked, she dirtied every pot, pan, skillet and dish in her kitchen. But! Oh! My! When you got up from her table, you knew you had dined on the best food you'd had in a long time. She always gave me $10.00 to clean up after her. That was lots of moola for 1952. I'd go over to her house the next morning. It would take me all day, but I got the job done and I sure earned the $10.00
In the 50's, a Merchant Seaman brought her a monkey from overseas. It would pick up what ever was in it's cage and throw it at her. It was so funny to see her rant and rave at that monkey for it's lack of manners. I kept telling her it didn't understand but she said, "Oh yes it does! That's why it keeps slinging stuff at me." She also had a beautiful purebred boxer dog she called Muggsy. He was the biggest baby ever.
My mother called her 'Edo.' She nicknamed my Mom,'Lassie' when she came home from MO. Edie called me 'Boobra." She always treated me like I was important to her. Since she was never able to have children, I guess I was.
I loved her very much.
Charles Augustus Cooper (1870 - 1941)
Ada Irene Hampton Cooper (1883 - 1933)
Hobart William Crook (1912 - 1990)
Walter E. Donahue (1912 - 1980)
Charles E. Cooper (1910 - 1965)*
Edith Marjorie Ada Cooper Donahue (1912 - 1991)
Robert Winfield Cooper (1917 - 1937)*
Note: Thank you, Roger V. for the wonderful picture of Edie and Walt's headstone
Created by: Barbara Hammons Davis, D...
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
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