Mary Louise Hafer Cooper

February 17, 1928 ~ April 11, 2021

Mary Louise Hafer Cooper left this world on April 11, 2021, in time to celebrate her Mother's birthday. She was born on February 17th,1928, in Wichita Kansas, the daughter of Marion Scott (Bill) Hafer and Annie Lorena (Irene) Hafer. She passed away peacefully at the age of 93 surrounded by her loved ones from a lengthy illness.

Mary attended Twin Falls High school graduating in 1946.

Mary’s employment path was service to people, just to name a few; working as a bookkeeper, a medical assistant for a podiatrist, condo manager, waitress, collecting property taxes for the Ada County (Boise ID) Treasury office. She truly loved working with the public.

She is preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, (Bud, Ted, Jackie Jerry), three sisters (Betty, Virginia, Jane.) Two husbands, Bliss Russell and Walter Cooper.

She is survived by many loved ones. Marjorie Jensen (Buhl ID), Susan (Roger) Bowers (Ely, NV), Sally McQueen (Millcreek, UT), grandchild, Marc (Jennifer) McQueen and great grandchildren, Jentz (Rylan), Jordan, Kamree, Jace and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mary was known for her love and compassion toward all people and life. She was a social butterfly, feisty, sassy and always would light up a room with her presence. She loved to sing and dance to entertain the people at Cottonwood Creek assisted living where she lived the last three years of her life. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

It was at mom’s wishes to have no service.

The family would like to thank Envision Home Health Care for our mom’s hospice care and much appreciation to Cottonwood Creek Assisted Living. On behalf of our family we wish to thank Larkin Mortuary for their professional services during our difficult time.

I'm Free
Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard Him call.
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work, or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way.
I found that peace at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow.
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.
God wanted me now, He set me free!


To Sally... Once in a while someone extraordinary crosses your path. Such a person was your mom. I know I have shared with you some memories. It is truly rare to find one who can brighten up a room and a life as easily as your mom. More than you’ll ever know...she was pretty special to me! God bless you, Sally, and your family, with loving arms of peace and comfort. Heaven is a happier place now.

- Nona Miller
Mary Lou graduated from High School the year I was born. Our Mothers were sisters, making us cousins. When we traveled to Twin Falls to visit a few times a year, Mary Lou would usually stop by her Mom"s place to see us. She always greeted me with a big smile and was so friendly. Over the next several years every time I saw her she would take time out to visit with me, ask me how I was doing and what I had been up to. She always treated everyone so nice. She was very outgoing and upbeat! She spread happiness with her bright outlook on things and her jokingly fun personality. She had great parents and came from a wonderful family. She raised two loving daughters who have shown credit to their Mother by exemplifying good values, integrity and notable accomplishments in their lives. May you "Rest in Peace" Mary.

- John Condie
Thinking of your family in this time of loss. What a sweet lady she was. Sincerely, Kurt and family

- Kurt Thaemert
Ms Mary. I will miss you daily. You lighten my day everyday as you journied to the dining room and would stop by the office to say hello. If I didn't notice you, you would stand there saying You-who, until I acknowledged you were there. After saying hello, off you'd go singing blue suede shoes dancing your way to the dining room. You will always have a special place in my heart. Fly free sweet Ms Mary, but never stop singing and dancing. Love and miss you. Nadeen

- Nadeen Marcus
Sorry girls for the loss of a very important person in your life. Moms are special & you will miss her for a long time. Knowing she is with other family members should bring you some comfort & peace. Loved all the pictures that popped out with her obituary. Thanks for sharing. Our love 💕 & sympathy to all,

- Connie/ Rich Thompson