Virginia Ann Cooper, 81, died peacefully at home Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Ann was born in Clovis, New Mexico on January 5, 1937, the daughter of Joe and Maurine Caywood.
Ann will be lovingly remembered by her children, Rick and wife Evelyn Ledbetter and Debbie Ledbetter, grandchildren Spencer and wife Samantha Ledbetter and Alex Ledbetter, and her siblings Nadine White, Larry Caywood, Phyllis Arnold and Joseph Caywood.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Cooper, parents and sisters, Dorothy Rolan and Mildred Cason.
Ann moved to Texico in 1973 and owned the Texico Variety Store for many years. Ann met Lewis Cooper, her future husband, while having coffee at Mrs. Young’s service station. Lewis and Ann were married in 1978. Ann had a strong community spirit and served her community as a member of Senior Citizens (served as President and a Board Member), Border Town Days (Treasurer), Texico Women’s Club and was instrumental in getting a grant to build the Texico Community Center and getting playground equipment for the K.K. Runnels park in Texico.
Ann and Lewis both enjoyed woodworking and crafts. Ann was always working on a project – for her family, friends or community.
A celebration of Ann’s life will be on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2pm MDT at the First Baptist Church of Texico (224 Turner Street, Texico, NM). In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial donations be made to the Texico Fire Department or the Texico Senior Citizens.
Please know I am hugging you tight with prayer for comfort and peace. I am here if you want to talk 575 309 7835. Please take good care of you and know you will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie Hendrix RyanTexico, NM
Sorry will not be able to attend service. Suzanne and my prayers for peace, comfort, strength, may the love of Christ surround all who loved and were friends to Ann.
Alan BrockmeierClovis, NM
My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May the "...God of all comfort..." be with you during this time of sadness. (1 Corinthians 1:3,4)~(1 Peter 5:7)~(Psalm 83:18)
Anne Hill, NM
My deepest sympathy to the Ledbetter family, my thought and prayers are with you. God bless.
James YbarraPlainview, TX