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Dyer Cooper, 94
WINDHAM -- Myrle E. Dyer Cooper, 94, of Windham passed away peacefully at Seaside Nursing Home in Portland on March 15, 2014, after a long stay and declining health.
She was born on March 2, 1920 in Bath, the daughter of Lawrence and Catherine Dyer. Myrle lived in Portland and graduated from Deering High School in 1938. She also got her library science degree at UNH.
Myrle married her husband, Leon 'Bud' Cooper in 1938. At the time of his death in 2010, they had been married 72 years. They were members of the Second Parish Orthodox Church in Portland.
Myrle was head of the Guy Gannett Proof room for 20 years before becoming head librarian at Windham Public Library until her retirement. Upon retirement, she and her husband spent winters in Tuscon, Ariz. and later Silver Springs, Fla. She also volunteered for many summers at 'Camp Sunshine.'
Myrle is survived by her daughter, Jean Reeves and her husband, Roger of Windham, her sons, John 'Jack' Cooper of Raymond, and Leon 'Buzz' Cooper, Jr. and wife, Paula of Windham.
She had five grandchildren, Alyn Reeves of Las Vegas, Randy Reeves and wife, Cheryl of Georgetown, Mass. with sons, Connor and Alex, Mark Cooper and his wife, Gaylene of Windham and their sons, Eric and Craig, Brenda Cooper and her husband, Todd of New Gloucester and their sons, Brandon and Jason and Jodi Cooper Morse and her husband, Jay of Otisfield.
Myrle was predeceased by her sister, June Winslow and a brother, Larry Dyer.
The family would like to thank and praise the staff at Seaside Nursing and Rehabilitation of Portland and the wonderful staff of hospice, 'Sol Amor' of Scarborough. We couldn't have had better care of her. So appreciated, she loved the talking book that Seaside provided very much. She had great care for four years.
Visiting hours will be held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Rd., Windham on Wednesday, March 19 at 1PM followed by a service at 2 p.m. Spring burial will be in the Smith Cemetery, Windham. For online condolences, please visit our website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to:
The Windham Rescue Association, P.O. Box 330
Windham, Maine 04062
434 River Road, Windham
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Mar. 16, 2014
Dolby Funeral Chapel
434 River Road Windham, ME 04062