Wolf Point Herald

Jeannie Cooper

 

Jeannie Amelia Culbertson “Cubby” Cooper, 89, died at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point Oct. 24, 2013.

She was born in Poplar on May 7, 1924, the only girl out of the three children. Her eldest brother, Sam Jr., died two decades ago and her youngest brother, Dale, presently resides in California.

She lived and attended schools in Poplar until her family moved to Arizona prior to her high school graduation. After graduating high school in Wins-low, Ariz., she married Gail Cooper at age 16. The couple had three children, Lonnie, Margaret and Johnnie Cooper. At present, Lonnie, of Poplar, is the only surviving child.

After divorcing Gail, she moved to California in the 1940s and resided there for most of her life until moving back home to Poplar in 2011.

Being a recovered alcoholic, she dedicated her life to help others by becoming an alcohol counselor and established numerous AA clubs. Through her tireless efforts that spanned over forty decades, numerous individuals were helped.

A fun-loving and caring person, she loved singing and dancing. Her talents led her into a career in the performing arts. She appeared in TV commercials, acted in a TV movie named There Must Be a Pony with Elizabeth Taylor and Robert Wagner and a motion picture named The Trial of Billy Jack.

A funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel in Wolf Point. Interment was at the Poplar City Cemetery in Poplar. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel of Wolf Point was entrusted with the arrangements.