Ruth Magdalena Cooper, nee Tollkuhn, passed away at home on June 2, 2020, at the age of 95 due to age-related causes.
Ruth was born on September 3, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York to Walter Gustav Tollkuhn and Louise Karoline (Stiegele) Tollkuhn.
Ruth’s parents, her dear husband Walter Nicholas Cooper, three sisters and one brother preceded
her in death.
Ruth was an incredible woman of multiple talents and usually was doing several things at the
same time. She worked many years for Sperry Rand Corp / Unisys on Long Island in New York
as a wirer and made parts that went to the moon on Apollo 11.
Even while working she was involved in many other projects and served in her church community in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Ruth loved reading and the opera and many art forms. She did cross-stitch, needlepoint, quilting, sewing, paper cutting art, knitting, and crocheting in abundance and gave it away to family, friends, and those in need. Ruth painted porcelain dolls and porcelain pieces with flowers. She enjoyed flowers in and out of her garden. She loved to cook and gave many a meal to neighbors in need over the years. Ruth was an avid genealogist and loved family above all else. She believed in smiling no matter what came in life.
Ruth is survived by her two sons; Walter N. (Susan) Cooper Jr., Robert W. (Jean) Cooper and her
daughter Ruth Conorich, 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Ruth’s church, Clearfield 22nd Ward, Bruce Burtenshaw MD,
Warren Butler MD, and Harmony Hospice for all the support Ruth and the family received. Ruth
knew how to love everyone and she did.
Future memorials will be private, and her cremation is under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary-Ogden.
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