Obituary of Adrienne Cooper
Adrienne Smith Cooper was born to Myrtle and Adrian Smith on November 13, 1937. She passed peacefully on August 24, 2023. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband David R. Cooper, her sister Ada Mae Anderson, her brother Donald R. Smith, and Ashana Chenoa, her great niece. Other family and friends also welcome her to her eternal home.
A Colorado Native, Adrienne grew up in North Denver on the corner of 36th and Elliot. She attended Skinner Junior High where she was awarded Head Girl. An eager student, Adrienne attended North High School where she finished a semester early. Following High School Graduation she was trained and worked in Banking for many years as a Proof Operator. She was the fastest 10 key operator in the West. Adrienne kept up with the times and learned two different computer systems that replaced the 10 key until her retirement.
Future husband Dave was in the Air Force, when he and his fellow airmen attended a young adult group at North Presbyterian Church where Adrienne was a member. Rumor has it the airmen were there to meet girls. The story, true or false, is that Dave dated all the women in the group and saved the best for last and married Adrienne. Adrienne remarked if she had not met Dave, she would have been a Missionary.
Married for 64 years, Adrienne and Dave spent their early years traveling to various places dictated by the Air Force. Daughter Robin was born while stationed in Amarillo,Texas; Son David born in Santa Monica, California; and Son Todd born in Denver, Colorado. Overseas assignments included Okinawa and Germany. Dave would have to go ahead of the family for these assignments and Adrienne was a brave woman traveling alone with her children.
Adrienne and Dave were active members of North Presbyterian Church and then Calvary Presbyterian Church. Adrienne was a dedicated Deacon for both churches. She was a behind-the-scenes Servant of the Lord and just went about doing a host of tasks. Notably was her Card Ministry for Birthdays of those in the congregation, as well as cards of Get Well and Sympathy. This ministry extended with family and friends. It was a blessing to receive a card from Adrienne. Additionally she was a volunteer for PFLAG.
Music was a demonstration of Adrienne’s faith. She was a fine pianist and was quite humble in her accomplishments. She played throughout her school years and into adulthood. She played for both churches in which she was involved and fond memories are held especially of Organ and Piano duets with fine Musicians.
If you were lucky, as all family members and many friends were, you were the recipient of some wonderful meals and baked goods from Adrienne. Most had a favorite meal or baked good which she provided for Birthdays and other special events. Adrienne and her family spent many happy times Waterskiing, Camping, Rafting, and holding BBQ’s. Adrienne and Dave were the definition of a good neighbor and held down the corner on Kearney & Jersey Street for over 50 years. Adrienne especially enjoyed the family mountain property her parents built in Idledale, Colorado. Many a family gathering were held there as well as Hummingbird feeding and viewing. Hummingbirds are an important symbol for our family.
Family remembering Adrienne as the kind, humble, sweet spirit we love dearly: Al, Robin & Alison Bleser; David & Chris Cooper; Todd, Jill, Owen & Wyatt Cooper; Kylie, Ryan & Bailey Wilkerson; Judy & Brendon Anderson; Red Cedar Schellenbach; Thomas & Joni Anderson VanBerkel; Paul, Tocha, Mia and Olive Copeland.
A Memorial Service will be held for Adrienne Cooper on Sunday September 24, 2023, 3:00 p.m. at Calvary Presbyterian Church/First Plymouth Congregational Church. Located at 3501 S. Colorado Blvd, Englewood, Colorado 80113. Calvary Presbyterian worships in the Knight’s Chapel within the First Plymouth building. Please enter the main entrance located on the south side. The Chapel is located at the end of the hall heading North. Reception to follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations are accepted to Calvary Presbyterian Church, www.calvarypresdenver.org/give-1, General Fund with a designation in the memo for Adrienne Cooper. Checks can also be mailed to the church with the same designated memo. Monies will be directed to the Deacons Fund.