Charlotte (Womack) Akin Cooper, 84 of Hayden Idaho and Yuma Arizona passed away from breast cancer on August 19th, 2019 and was surrounded by family in her last days. She was born on January 27, 1935 in Houston Texas to William Charles and Helen Claire (Williams) Womack.
She attended Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College in Nacogdoches TX and in 1956 she obtained her BA in Education. She taught school full time until her third child, then substituted occasionally until she landed her favorite job of working in high schools in Anchorage working with students to get scholarships and plan their college educations.
Charlotte married naval officer Edward Stone in 1954 and had two boys, Dennis and John. In 1964 Charlotte married Samuel Akin and they had daughter Elizabeth and were stationed to Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage, Alaska where they spent more than 30 years. In 1989 they moved to Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Sam passed away in 1996. While attending the Methodist church, she met Terry Cooper and they were married in May of 2000. They lived in Hayden in the summer and Yuma, AZ in the winter.
Charlotte was involved in The United Methodist Church choir; handbell choir; Friendship Circle and was also a part of The Red Hat Society. She volunteered at the Coeur d’Alene Visitors Bureau and the Yuma Territorial Prison, giving tours, telling the history of both towns to tourists.
Charlotte is survived by her husband Terry Cooper; daughter Liz Akin Wolff; Sons Dennis Stone, John Akin, Paul & Sean Cooper; grandchildren Andrew Yost, Samantha Yost, Josh Stone, Zach Stone, Sarah Akin, and Kandra Cooper; Great Grandchildren Laila Yost and William Stone.
There will be a funeral in Tenaha Texas where she will be laid to rest with her parents. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 911 W 5th, Spokane, WA 99204.
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