Adrienne "Ann" Emmons Cooper of Hixson, Tennessee, formerly of Trumansburg, New York, passed away peacefully the morning of November 22, 2020, at the age of 80 after a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1940 in Ithaca, NY and was the oldest of three children born of Walter and Irene Cooper. She was most recently living at Morning Point, Hixson.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ronald "Ronnie" Cooper, on Feb. 1, 2011, and parents, Walter and Irene Emmons.
Survivors include son, Wes Cooper, Pueblo, Co..; grandson, Charles Cooper, Colorado Springs, Co.; brothers, Roland (Diane) Emmons, Hixson, Lee (Ann) Emmons, Trumansburg, NY; niece, Kelly Emmons (Doug) Pollock, Hixson, and a nephew, Jesse (Cindy) Emmons, Trumansburg, NY; great niece, Eliza Ann Pollock and great nephews, Chris and Dylan Emmons and Jake Pollock.
She was a graduate of Trumansburg Central School District 1958. She started work shortly after graduating high school. She spent her entire 40-year working career at GLF/Agway Lab beginning as a secretary and retiring as an assistant director.
For many years, Ann and her husband Ronnie were very involved in Ithaca's Coast Guard Auxiliary.
In retirement, they moved to Oldsmar, Fl., where they were involved in many activities in their retirement community. While living in Florida they kept busy entertaining family and friends from New York who visited, enjoyed the beach, sightseeing, ballroom dancing and spending time with friends.
She was an avid animal lover always had cats and dogs as her beloved pets. She was an avid bird watcher. In her later years, she enjoyed watching the birds on her feeders outside her windows. She loved her brothers and family dearly. She enjoyed eating out, traveling and spending time with family.
She was very generous, giving to many charitable organizations. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation her name to one of the following organizations: Hospice of Chattanooga , 4411 Oakwood Drive Chattanooga, Tn. 37416,hospiceofchattanooga.org, or Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.
A phrase from her necklace says, “My mind still talks to you and my heart still looks for you. But my soul knows you’re at peace.”
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