June 5, 2019 — Anola Beth Cooper, 85, beloved wife and friend to so many, went to be with our Lord on March 2, 2019.
She was born Dec. 30, 1933, in Selma, Calif., the only child of Clara and Ewald Rasmussen. A graduate of Selma High School, Anola went on to earn her license in cosmetology.
Anola and her husband, Bob, moved to Florence in 1991 upon their retirements. They both quickly made friends who became family to them in their early years of living in Florence.
The couple split their time between Florence and Anola’s childhood home in Selma for many years. Anola enjoyed working during her early retirement years to help fulfill her love engaging with people.
She knew everyone and was loved by everyone who knew her.
Anola was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Garry Clements; husband Robert Cooper; and her grandson.
She is survived by two grandchildren and many family and friends in both Selma and Florence. A cele bration of her life will be held at the Florence Senior Center, 1570 Kingwood, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8.
In lieu of flowers, friends ask for contributions to be made to a favorite organization that helps support and better the community that Anola so loved.