Laila Ann (Warjonen) Cooper was born on June 5, 1947, in Aberdeen, Wash. to Reino and Josephine (Wells) Warjonen, and passed away on July 2, 2014. in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. A loving daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother and best friend, she was raised in Hoquiam, Wash., and was a resident of the Edmonds, Wash. area for 40 years.
She married John E. Cooper in 1963 and retired from Boeing (Everett) in 2000 after 30 years.
Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her ex-husband; John Cooper, her sons Kentt Cooper and Nick Cooper, daughter Karmann Cooper Egan, brothers Frank Adams and Wayne Warjonen, five grandchildren Jason Huff, Laura Egan, James Egan, Michael Riker and Kaylee Cooper, and nephew Joey Warjonen.
God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through.
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain.
God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe.
He hath not told us we shall not bear
many a burden, many a care.
But God hath promised strength for the day
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love.
Laila’s eldest grandson expressed the family’s feelings appropriately:
“Rest in peace, Grandma. Wherever you are, I hope there are endless oceans with every whale you can imagine, every oldies station at your disposal, large fluffy dogs, extensive movie collections, the Seahawks Super Bowl win on repeat, stuffed animal ducks and cows, and most of all, no more pain.”
There will be no formal service at Laila’s request. A small family gathering will take place at a later time in Westport, Wash.