Joan Delores Cooper, age 88, was born September 28, 1932 in Nekoma, North Dakota to Fern and Ole Bergstrom. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on October 3, 2020. She moved to Bellingham, Washington with her family in 1937.
Joan went to work for Wilder Construction Company in 1964 where she met numerous lifelong friends, retiring in 1997. She enjoyed traveling, going on cruises, playing bridge, watching Mariner games, and league bowling (including going to state and national tournaments throughout the US), and a good glass of wine with her friends. Joan is remembered by all for her dry sense of humor and wit. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved here.
Joan is preceded in death by her parents, grandson Corey Dan Downing, brothers Gerald Bergstrom, Rawland Barhalls, Rodney Bergstrom, and niece Lori Bergstrom. She is survived by daughter Suzanne Downing, grandson Brian Downing, brother LeRoy Bergstrom, nieces Diana Lyn Bergstrom, Sherry Botefur, nephew Mike Bergstrom, sister-in-law Gloria Bergstrom and numerous other family members.
Joan’s final resting place is at Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, WA. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Whatcom Hospice Foundation.