Hazel E. Cooper 101 passed away Jan. 27, 2019 at Holy Rosary under the care of Hospice.
She was born August. 1, 1917 in Miles City, MT. She was the oldest of three daughters of Ray and Nellie Drennen.
She grew up around Jordan and went to county school on horseback. She graduated from Jordan High School in 1933 at the age of only sixteen. She went to work at the courthouse and a restaurant. While working there she met C.R. (Bud) Cooper They were married on November 29th, 1935 in Grandview, WA. Together they had three children Howard, Bonnie, and Alan.
Hazel counted herself blessed by God. I’ve had a wonderful life. In 1946, they moved to Miles City. All her life Hazel wanted to be a piano teacher. She taught under Ester Benson for two years, before going out on her own. She taught for 60 plus years.
She enjoyed traveling very much. Having taken trips to Alaska, Europe, and the Holy Lands.
She is survived by her son Alan of Miles City and her daughter Bonnie Barnes of Bandon, OR. Six Grandchildren, Sixteen Great Grandchildren, and numerous Great Great Grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, sisters, husband, and her son Howard.
Family will receive friends on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 4-6 p.m. at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Custer County Cemetery.