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Mildred Petricia Cooper

Mildred Petricia Cooper


Mildred passed away July 22, 2010, at the Arrowhead Burn Center Hospital, Colton, Calif., at the age of 89.

Mildred moved permanently to Southern California, in 1997 to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Robert Fialkosky, who survives her. Mildred was the proud matriarch of five living generations.

"Mickey" spent the major part of her life in Southern Oregon where she met and married Alford, her husband of 50 years, who preceded her in death in 1989.

She was employed by Weyerhauser during WWII. Mickey worked in sawmills in the Rogue Valley, and she was the first lady ever to drive a logging truck. She wore out four trucks while driving for 18 straight years.

Mickey served as a city council member in Shady Cove from 1972-1974. She had many books, magazines and articles written about her. She also had TV and radio interviews, including a Paul Harvey radio special.

In 1974, Mildred and Al moved to Southern California where Mildred worked for Kwik-Set Lock Co. and became a Certified Mechanical Inspector.

From 1997-2003, she worked for R & J Fial Engraving in Riverside, Calif., where she did all of the shipping.

Mildred said she "was going to work for as long as she could becuase she planned on permanent retirement for all eternity when she would finally go home for God's final Family Reunion."

On November 20, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Mickey's family and friends will have a memorial to celebrate her earthly life at the Toble Rock Mobile Village Club House, 2385 Table Rock Road, Medford, Ore. Following at 3:00 p.m., there will be a graveside service and Mildred will be laid to rest with the love of her life, Alford, at the Trail Cemetery.

Any and all are welcome to join us!

Mildred loved life, so please remember her only for the Good Times. If she could, she would say, "Thank You, for a lifetime of friendship".