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 Virginia Elsie <I>Selby</I> Cooney

Virginia Elsie Selby Cooney

Birth
Condon, Gilliam County, Oregon, USA
Death 1 Dec 2010 (aged 88)
Condon, Gilliam County, Oregon, USA
Burial Condon, Gilliam County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 62710136 · View Source
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East Oregonian
Pendleton, Oregon
December 4, 2010
CONDON — Virginia Elsie Cooney, 88, of Condon died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at her home. Funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 at St. John Catholic Church in Condon. Concluding service and burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Recitation of the rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7 at St. John Catholic Church.

Mrs. Cooney was born Nov. 3, 1922, at St. Thomas Aquinas Academy in Condon to Edmond and Elsie Nye Proebstel Selby. She was raised on Pine Ridge near Lost Valley with her sister and two brothers. After graduating from Condon High School in 1940, she contributed to the war effort by moving to Portland and working for International Harvester.

She was engaged to Matt Cooney throughout the four years he served in World War II, and upon his return they were married in 1945 in Condon. The couple moved to the Cooney Ranch shortly after their marriage and they raised wheat, cattle and three children.

Mrs. Cooney is survived by sons Ed Cooney of Seeley, Calif., and Chuck Cooney of Hillsboro; daughter Ellen Davis of Parkdale; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 1⁄2 years, Matt Cooney, in 1997; sister Agnes; and brothers Bob and Frank.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hearts of Hospice, 205 Wasco Loop, Suite 202, Hood River, OR 97031; St. John Catholic Church, P.O. Box 485, Condon, OR 97823; or to the Gilliam County Historical Society, P.O. Box 377, Condon, OR 97823.

Sweeney Mortuary of Condon is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Maintained by: Pam R.
  • Originally Created by: Dan & Barbara
  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62710136
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Virginia Elsie Selby Cooney (3 Nov 1922–1 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62710136, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Condon, Gilliam County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Pam R. (contributor 46923349) .