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Mary Louise Koopman

March 8, 1925 September 3, 2019
Mary Louise Koopman
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Obituary for Mary Louise Koopman

Mary Louise Koopman, 94, passed away on September 3, 2019, in Whittier, California. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Tuesday, September 9, 2019, at White Emerson Mortuary, 13304 Philadelphia St., Whittier, California. Interment will follow at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 E. Florence Avenue, Inglewood, California.

“Louise” was born March 8, 1925, in Pea Ridge, Arkansas, the first of three children born to Ira Kenneth and Erma Othelia (West) Cheney. She spent her early years in Kansas, but the family moved to Whittier, California, when Louise was in her teens. She graduated from Whittier High School and went to work for Myers Whittier department store.

On April 23, 1946, Louise married the love of her life, Alfred William Koopman, in Bellflower, California. They eventually settled in Whittier, California, where they raised their three children, Alene, Gary, and James. Louise was a homemaker while her children were young. She later went back to work for JC Penney’s Drapery and Dry Cleaning Service until she retired in 1988.

A wonderfully kind individual, Louise always found the good in others. She adored her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and she most enjoyed spending time with them. Reading and chatting it up with family and friends—both locally and throughout the country—were among her favorite pastimes. Louise was an active member of the Whittier Church of Christ and a volunteer for the American Red Cross.

Louise is survived by her loving children, Alene Kennedy, Gary Koopman and James Koopman; three grandsons, Geoffrey, Derek and Brett Koopman; and six great grandchildren, Jasmine Barnes, Hayden Koopman, Addison Koopman, Kayla Koopman, Finley Koopman and Scarlet Koopman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, and her brothers, Gilbert and Keith Cheney.


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Service

Tuesday

10

Sep

10:00 AM 9/10/2019 10:00:00 AM
White Emerson Mortuary

13304 Philadelphia Street
Whittier, CA 90601

White Emerson Mortuary
13304 Philadelphia Street Whittier 90601 CA
United States

Graveside

Tuesday

10

Sep

12:00 PM 9/10/2019 12:00:00 PM
Inglewood Park Cemetery

720 E. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

Inglewood Park Cemetery
720 E. Florence Ave. Inglewood 90301 CA
United States
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