RE: [Fwd: 2012 Officer-Cooley Family Reunion]

From: Michael Cooley <>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2012 12:41:57 -0800

I'm so sorry to hear, Scott. As I recently wrote to you, he drove down to
Santa Cruz one day in the mid-90s and took me out to lunch. I was struck
by his kindness, generosity and intelligence.

For those who don't know, Don was the son of Rollie Fay Cooley (1900-1964)
and Inez Roberta Crick. He is one of the eleven of our clan who has
yDNA-tested. This is his descent from John Cooley:

John Cooley (c1738-1811) m possibly a Matthews
James Cooley (1772-1821) m Elizabeth
Timothy Goode "Tink" Cooley (1810-1893) m Lucinda Ann Mullinix
Benjamin Franklin Cooley (1836-1909) m Susannah Lawson
Timothy H Cooley (1867-1951) m Mary Etta Steen
Rollie Fay Cooley (1900-1964) m Inez Roberta Crick
Donald Dean Cooley (1931-2012) m1 Sue Marie Holacher m2 Ann Benke m3
Michiko Takano

Our deepest sympathies, Scott, to you and your family.


> I do have news though sad. Donald Dean Cooley passed away at 2:40am on
> March 1st. He was a wonderful man and certainly upheld the Cooley name.
> Scott Cooley
> 408-829-4130
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Cooley []
> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2012 3:51 PM
> To: John Cooley Mailing List
> Subject: [Fwd: 2012 Officer-Cooley Family Reunion]
> Thought I'd forward this on. These Cooleys are descendants of John's son
> Joseph and grandson (through James) Cornelius.
> Some other news: I've been asked to speak at the Cooley Family Association
> of America (CFAA) reunion in July at DC. Perhaps some of you can make it.
> It would be great to meet you. And I've started a genealogy club at
> Humboldt
> State University. Among other things, I'm hoping the club can encourage
> the
> HSU library to acquire resources. (There's next to nothing up here!)
> So, does anyone else have any news?
> -Michael
> ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: 2012 Officer-Cooley Family Reunion
> From: "Mike & Mary Cooley" <>
> Date: Thu, March 1, 2012 1:51 pm
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Hi Cousins:
> Please find attached the announcement for the 2012 Officer-Cooley Family
> Association Reunion. We are very fortunate to have an excellent facility
> lined up this year very near the area where our ancestors settled when
> they got to Oregon in 1845. You'll note also that the program is a
> little more complex than past years so I suggest you print and save a copy
> or file one electronically where you can read it again near the time of
> the
> event. We'll also be sending out reminder notices as we get near the
> Reunion. The big date is Saturday July 7 at Champoeg Park just off I-5 in
> the northern Willamette Valley. But there is also a social event and BBQ
> the night before for those who can make it. Although RSVP's are not
> mandatory for either event, having them will help us plan for the expected
> number of cousins who will show up. Details are in the Announcement.
> Keep in mind that some cousins do not have email so please make an effort
> to
> let them know the particulars by other means.
> Memorabilia is always welcome at our Reunions so bring what you can.
> Sometimes it amazing what will turn up.
> You will note the 10 historic pictures that are incorporated in the
> announcement. All but one of them show relatives in our common lineage.
> Most but not all of the people shown were on the 1845 wagon train that got
> lost following Stephen Meek across eastern and central Oregon. One
> actually came out to Oregon in 1843. See how many you can put names on
> and we'll let you know how close you came at the Reunion.
> We are really looking forward to a great Reunion this year. So please
> make an extra effort to show up and enjoy your extended family as well as
> learn something about our common heritage.
> Mike and Bud
> Co-Chairs
> --
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> See for list
> information.
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