Mildred “Mickey” Cooper died July 22, 2010, at the Arrowhead Burn Center, Colton, Calif., at the age of 89. She moved permanently to southern California in 1997 to be closer to her daughter and family, JoAnn Fialkosky (Robert) who survive. She was the proud matriarch of five living generations.
“Mickey” spent the majority of her life in Southern Oregon where she met and married Alford, her husband of 50 years, who preceded her in death in 1989.
Mickey served on the Shady Cove City Council from 1972-1974. She became famous as the first lady ever to drive a log truck. She wore out four trucks while driving for 18 straight years. There were many stories, even TV, and radio interviews, including one with Paul Harvey about her.
On Nov. 20, 2010, from 12 n. to 2 p.m. family and friends will have a memorial to celebrate her earthly life at the Table Rock Mobile Village Club House, 2385 Table Rock Road. At 3 p.m. there will be a graveside service where she will be laid to rest with the love of her life, Alford, at the Trail Cemetery.
Mildred loved life, so please remember her only for the good times. If she could, she would say, Thank you for a lifetime of friendship.”