Patricia Cooper

Patricia K. Cooper

1939 - 2022

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Obituary of Patricia K. Cooper

Patricia K. Cooper, age 82, passed away February 22, 2022, in Iowa City. Patricia was born December 9, 1939, in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Alvin and Sylvia (Yavorsky) Foraker. Pat was an artist starting at the age of 8. She would give her paintings as gifts and decorate her mother’s home. She even painted wall murals and eventually displayed some of her artwork at the University of Iowa. Pat also was an amazing miniature artist, creating hand-made paintings, dolls, flowers and furniture. She also designed a dollhouse to hold all her creations. Pat had her own bakery business, specializing in wedding cakes. And she also sold her art and crafts. Pat worked as a secretary at the University of Iowa for many years. She also loved gardening and surrounded herself with flowers. After her retirement, she and her husband built her dream home; a log cabin in the woods, where she could enjoy nature’s beauty. Pat’s artistic nature, kindness and love for her family will be missed, but her legacy will be carried by all who love her. Pat’s family include her beloved children, Scott (Theresa) Cooper, Kathleen (Jack) Goody and Clark Cooper; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Sadly, Pat is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, and her parents, Alvin and Sylvia. A simple cremation has been arranged for Pat in accordance with her wishes. Please continue to keep her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please consider donating to any animal shelter or wildlife rescue in Pat’s memory.