ALAMOSA — Kathryn Adrennia Smith Cooper passed away February 2, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born July 6, 1933 at the home of her grandparents in Lake George, Colorado to William P. Smith and Elizabeth Hammer Smith Benatti. She graduated from Fairplay High School in 1951, and married Oral Cooper on March 3, 1951, in Raton, NM. Throughout her early married years, she was involved in her children’s lives. She served as a Den Mother, 4-H Leader, and PTA. In later years, she volunteered at Tu Casa, Hospice del Valle, The Valley Food CO-OP, the Colorado Welcome Center, the churches she attended, and for several years was an officer with the Alamosa Senior Citizens. She sold Avon for 30 years and received several prizes for her sales efforts and received many awards. Kathryn never knew a stranger. She knew many people and assumed her children should know them as well. She and her husband loved to dance and were known for how well they danced together.
Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents, William Smith and Elizabeth Benatti, her brother Joe Smith, beloved husband of 67 years, Oral Cooper, a son, Douglas Cooper, and a great-grandson, Kahlil Reed.
She is survived by 5 children: Darrel (Vicki) Cooper, Dinah (Bill) Foy, Dennis (Karen) Cooper, Dellia John and Dwight (Lavoya) Cooper, and daughter-in-law, Dawnia Cooper, 13 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Cremation was chosen and services will be held in the summer. Contributions in her memory are suggested to the Tri County Seniors for Meals on Wheels, the Alamosa First Christian Church or to the Alamosa Senior Citizens Center.
Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, words of comfort and remembrances for Kathryn’s family, please visit www.RogersFunerals.com