Tobi L. Cooley (’75)

Tobi Lynn Turner Cooley, age 69, passed away on September 28, 2020 at her home in Magnolia, Texas. She was born on March 13, 1951 in Levelland, Texas to Joanna and Bob Turner. She was the second child of four. Tobi met her husband, Michael Cooley, while both were attending Oklahoma State University in 1970. They married, on August 21, 1971, and moved to Houston where she received a degree in Special Education from the University of Houston. They lived in many places including, New Orleans, London, and Jakarta, before settling in to Northwest Houston’s Klein area, where Tobi and Mike raised their children in the 80’s and 90’s, and she was also was a teacher for the severe and profound at Wunderlich Junior High School. She and Mike moved to the Magnolia area in 2000, where they eventually retired.

She was a member and former President of the Montgomery County Master Gardner Association. Tobi was a fervent follower of Christ and an active member of Wildwood United Methodist Church in Magnolia.

Those left to cherish Tobi’s memory are her husband of 49 years, Michael Cooley of Magnolia; her son Chris Cooley and his wife, Kim of Kingwood; her daughter, Casey Cooley Kent and her husband, David of The Woodlands; her granddaughters Natalie Cooley, Maggie Cooley, Gracie Cooley, Chloe Kent, and Cara Ann Kent; her grandson Connor Kent; her sister Tracey Turner Santor and her husband, Bryan of Glastonbury, Connecticut. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brothers Terry and Tommy Turner.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at 2pm at Wildwood United Methodist Church in Magnolia, TX. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations and contributions be made in Tobi’s name to, a home and work place for adults with special needs, or Wildwood United Methodist Church Women’s Services.

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