In Memory

Rhonda Mann (Cooper)

Rhonda Mann (Cooper)


Rhonda Leann Cooper, 52, of Amarillo, passed away on October 31, 2014.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Hillside Christian Church Amarillo South Campus, 6901 South Bell. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.

Rhonda was born in Amarillo, Texas on August 20, 1962 to Marilyn and Preston Mann. She attended Amarillo High School, where she graduated in 1980. She completed college at Amarillo College, where she received a degree in nursing.

Rhonda worked as a registered nurse and enjoyed spending time with her family. Rhonda was also a proud Gigi. She loved her family and her animals. She was married to Chris for 31 wonderful years. They met in Amarillo where they enjoyed team penning and dancing together. They had three children. She loved her job and always had compassion for her patients. Her hobbies included horses, going to the movies, and spending time with her wonderful grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Granny and Grandad, Willie Myrle and M.C."Kirk" Kuykendall, of Amarillo and her grandmother and grandfather Opal and Hubert Mann, of Hedley.

Rhonda is survived by her husband, Chris Cooper, of Amarillo; her daughters, Kelsey Barbour, and her husband, Bryan, of Lubbock, Whitney Brown, and her husband, Corey, of Amarillo, her son, Colby Cooper and fiancé Wendy Harden, of Seguin; her loving parents, Marilyn and Preston Mann, of Amarillo; her brothers and their wives, Brent and Connie Mann of Abilene, and Monte and Jennifer Mann, of Allen; her four perfect grandbabies, Cooper and Brylee Barbour, and Carley and Kyndal Brown; and several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She will be greatly missed, and always remembered and loved by us all.

Memorial donations may be made in Rhonda's name to Hearing Loss Association of America, 7910 Woodmount Ave., Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814


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11/11/14 01:57 PM #1    

Cindy Reeves

I'm so very sorry to hear about Rhonda's death. I have such good memories of her during high school. She was always very sweet and had such an uplifting spirit. I know from her many facebook posts that she had a great love for her family and will be missed by many family and friends. 

11/11/14 02:14 PM #2    

Dana Clift (Munkres)

I kept up with Rhonda through the years, and saw her most recently at the 30th reunion.  Had so much fun with her, laughing our hineys off.  Such a sweet soul, she will be dearly missed.  Bluebird!

11/11/14 05:51 PM #3    

Becki Bryant (Lehrmann)

Lucky me!  As a fellow nurse, I had recently become reacquainted with our sweet Rhonda.  She always brightened my day, and had the best outlook on life.  I will really miss her!!!!!!!

11/11/14 08:07 PM #4    

Rachelle Meadows (Short)

My sweet Rhonda will be dearly missed. I have been blessed to know Rhonda since our 1st grade year began at Paramount Terrace Elementary School. My precious Mom and Dad whom are now deceased were best friends with Preston and Marilyn Mann, (Rhonda's loving parents). The memories we shared over all the years were undoubtedly some of life's finest! She was such an amazing daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend! I am a better person to have known Rhonda Mann Cooper! Our loss ... heavens gain! 

Rachelle Meadows Short Barinka

11/12/14 11:27 AM #5    

Beth Pickett

Rhonda was my cousin (second cousin, actually). Because we had different interests, we never saw each other at school, but what fun we had at family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving. Her granny, my mom, and their sister took turns hosting Thanksgiving festivities every year when we were growing up, and we cousins close in age (Brent, Rhonda, Guy Don, Mykie, and me) dominated the kids' table. After we ate, all afternoon and into the evening for as along as our parents would let us stay, we made up all kinds of crazy games and ran around. At least one year when we were around age 10-11ish, my Uncle Kirk, Rhonda and Brent's granddad, took the pack of us out to the fairgrounds for the wrestling matches on Thanksgiving night. We were wide-eyed watching Gorgeous George, Ricky Romero, and other greats in the ring and trying to take in the whole amazing scene. Was Uncle Kirk puffing on a big cigar? I think he was, but I can't remember exactly. :)

I'll certainly be thinking of Rhonda as Thanksgiving nears. My beau John and I so enjoyed sitting and visiting with Rhonda and Chris at one of the dinners at the 30th class reunion. Such a sweet, loving person she was. I didn't see her often, but I'll miss her very much.

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