Marian and Leland (Rusty) Cooley, of Cherokee Village, Ark., formerly of Ashland, Ore., have gone home to be with the Lord. Marian, on Thursday, February 23, 2012, and then Rusty, on Sunday, February 26, 2012. They were married 65 years. Rusty had served in both the U.S Navy and then by invitation, the U.S. Army.
They were preceded in death by their son, Leland (Rusty Lee) Cooley, Jr., of Ashland, Ore., and are survived by their daughter, Rhonda Michel, of Cherokee Village, Ark.; seven grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Marian is survived by Robert Fredinburg, her brother, of Central Point, Ore.; and a sister, Lorena Gillespie, of Calif. Rusty is survived by a brother, Bob Cooley, of Ariz.; and sister, Shirley Lauzon, of Colo.
Marian and Rusty have been laid to rest at Bronaugh Cemetery in Hardy, Ark. The memorial services to honor the lives of Marian and Rusty Cooley will be held at Grace Church, 100 Oak Street, Central Point, Ore. (behind Ray's market), on Saturday, March 10, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.