Joan Delores Cooper

September 28, 1932 - October 03, 2020

Joan Delores Cooper

September 28, 1932 - October 03, 2020

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.

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3 responses to Joan Delores Cooper

  1. My condolences to the entire family Joan was my dear friend she was my bowling buddy and casino buddy she was a great friend! RIP my dear friend will always remember you!

  2. It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my dear friend that I have known since we worked together at Wilder Construction in the early 70’s. Joan has traveled all over the United States to visit me wherever I lived for the past 40 plus years. We have had many good times and laughs together throughout all of our adventures that I will cherish forever. I raise my glass to you my dear. Until we meet again in heaven. Thank you for being in my life. I love you.

  3. Swan Bender says:

    Bowling with Joan on Friday mornings was the highlight of my week as she lightened the day with her sense of humor and kindness. I will miss her and am so glad she had the group of close friends she had who loved her; cared about her and were always there for her and each other.

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