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Norma Cooper

Norma Kay Cooper, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 14, 2019. She was born on April 3, 1940, to Doug and Gladys O’Neill in Yoakum. Kay loved growing up in the country, attending her small country church, and going to school. She graduated from Yoakum High School and was voted ‘Most Beautiful’ of her Senior class in 1958.

Kay and her late husband of 44 years, Cleo Cooper, enjoyed owning Cooper Chevrolet, buying and selling houses, and checking on their cows each evening. She loved to cook, read, quilt, go fishing, and entertain her family. Kay learned at an early age that caring for her parents and making them top priority would later be cherished and reciprocated by her own children. As a mother, she loved her children with all her heart. She was all in—always there for each of us, no matter the need. We have all been so blessed to call her ‘Mom’. 

Kay enjoyed being a mother and cherished her grandchildren who called her ‘Nina’.

Kay is survived by her daughters; Lezlie Cooper Price of Victoria, Kim Roesch (Tom) Powell of Giddings, Jimi Carol (Tony) Rohan of Yoakum, Jessica (Micah) Helweg of Yoakum; sons, Lonnie (Polly) Cooper of Austin and Justin (Alexis) Cooper of Cuero; grandchildren, Zane Roesch, Victoria (Chris) Haltom, Deidra (Brian) Froebel, Rachel Rohan, Kate (Jared) Jaroszewski, Drew and Derrick Price, Leah (Emmett) Jimenez, Cash, Jaydie, Hope and Grace Cooper, Hunter (Mary Grace) Cooper, Carley Cooper, Luke and Keaton Helweg; great-grandchildren Bowen, Asher, and Quinn Froebel, Evan and Emma Jimenez, Finn and Hank Jaroszewski, and Max Haltom; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cleo Cooper; parents; brother, Gary O’Neill, and beloved son-in-law, Max Roesch. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Austin Street Baptist Church, American Cancer Society, or Donor’s choice.

Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 17 at Austin Street Baptist Church, 1308 East Gonzales Street, Yoakum Texas from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The funeral service will be immediately following the visitation time with Pastor Hollas Hoffman and Brother Dale Turner officiating. Burial will be at County Line Cemetery. Reception following the burial service at the Austin Street Baptist Church fellowship hall.

Pallbearers include her six grandsons: Drew Price, Derrick Price, Hunter Cooper, Zane Roesch, Cash Cooper, and Luke Helweg.

You may sign the guestbook or send condolences at www.freundfuneralhome.com.

Freund Funeral Home, 361-275-2343.

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