Joyce Marlene Cooper



Joyce Marlene Cooper, age 83 of Lowell, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Douglas Cook; parents Alfred and Leanor Faulkner; and brothers Roger and Larry Faulkner. Joyce will be sadly missed by her husband of 38 years, Richard “Dick” Cooper; children Cathy (Bruce) Russ, Steve (Lori) Cook, Chris (Kevin) Kennedy, Cindy Scoby, Laura (John) Brower, Leonard (Sherrie) Cook, Richard (Denise) Cooper Jr., Timothy Cooper, Melissa (Dennis) Burl; 24 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was an avid gardener, quilter, camper and baker. Joyce retired from Forest Hills Public Schools Transportation Department after more than 30 years of employment. She also worked at Boulder Creek Golf Course and the Detroit Tigers Spring Training Camp in Lakeland, FL. Visitation will be held 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 30, at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center, C/O Spectrum Health Foundation, 100 Michigan Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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13 Responses

  1. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sending love to the family.

    The Barker Family
    Alisa, Jeff, Jack, Harrison, and Stella

  2. Praying for the family during this difficult time and rejoicing the life of Ms Joyce. Rest In Peace beautiful.

  3. We will miss her wonderful smile and her gentle nature.
    Les & Sue Garlock Jr.

  4. So sorry for the passing of your mother. Praying for all of you.

  5. Oh Missi. I am so sorry. I know you were very close to your mom. I will be praying for you and your family. I am in Colorado so I can’t give you a hug but know that I really want to

  6. Our thoughts and prayers, cherish the beautiful memories. Pat and Dave Myers

  7. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Mike and I are so sorry to hear this news. Joy was a sweet person. We are glad we had the chance to know her. May god be with you and all the family.

  9. We’ll always remember are conversations we had,her smile,and being at the ball park together. A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND OUT.. Kurt and Sue Greenhoe.

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. She had help me as well as the Ada Historical Society with identifying photos of some of our Ward and Chaffee families. She was a cousin to my part of the family. She was such a kind and generous lady. Sending lots of hugs as well as thoughts and prayers.

  11. Dick, we are so sorry to hear about Joy and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We just found out or we would have been there to pay our respects. Joy was a great lady that we will always have fond memories of.

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