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Raylene Cooper
Livermore Lab worker
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Raylene Cooper, 64, entered into rest on March 21, 2009 in French Camp.

She was born on June 14, 1944 in Lindsey, California, to Mr. and Mrs. Ruby and William Simpson. She was a resident of Manteca for the past 20 years and previously of Tracy for 10 years.

Raylene is survived by her beloved husband of 30 years Johnny Cooper of Manteca. Her children are; John D. Cooper of Manteca and wife Lourdes, Ricky A. Simpson of Tracy, and Cynthia L. Hooe of Stockton, one sister Rosa Lea Wittwer and husband Barney of Oregon. She was also blessed by 6 grandchildren Erica, Cassandra, Samantha, Kristena, Frankie, and Adam as well as, several loving great-grand-children.

Raylene worked for the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory for 14 years. She loved to travel with her husband in their R.V. She was an exotic-animal lover and enjoyed fishing and traveling to antiques shows. Yard sales and flea markets were a great joy to her especially when she found that perfect buy. Raylene always made special quality time with her husband, children and grandchildren. She loved them deeply. Raylene will be remembered as a loving devoted strong woman who will be truly missed.

Mrs. Cooper’s services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca. A Celebration of Life services will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca.

Charitable donations in memory of Mrs. Cooper can be sent to A.S.C.P.A. or any animal shelter.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Tuesday, March 24, 2009