Lula May Cooper Wilkinson, age 85, died on November 2, 2020 in Taylorsville, Utah at her home. She was born on March 15, 1935 in Myton, Utah to Theodore R. Cooper and Leola Bowden Cooper. She married John Garth Wilkinson on July 16, 1952.

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Her only full-time job was as a mother and grandmother. She was the best at this. She always had time and love for her family. She loved babies more than anyone I’ve seen. They always brought a smile to her face and she had to hold them. Good luck trying to get the baby back form our mother and grandmother! She enjoyed playing games and loved winning. She was a life-long democrat and had many heated arguments with her republican brother. She was the glue holding our family together all her love and kindness. She donated her time to many organizations. Kearns Senior Center three times a week for 10+ years. My biggest regret with COVID-19 is she didn’t get to spend more time with her grandbabies she loved.

She is survived by her brother, Frank Cooper, daughter, Pamela Bird, son, James Theodore Wilkinson, and daughter Tina Hallet. 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Garth Wilkinson, her brother John R. Cooper, sister Belva Jensen, brother Gary Cooper and her parents.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 8:30 – 10:30 AM at Memorial Murray Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah 84121 with a graveside service to follow at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. Interment to follow at the same place.

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Graveside Service

Friday, Nov. 06, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 8123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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My incredible Grandma Lu passed away Monday. She was such an amazing women. Always so thrilled to see her grandkids happy & healthy faces. She lived a hard life but you would never know it. She loved spending time at the senior center with her friends. If some of you are right she's now with her husband that passed 40 years ago! She's also rooting on Biden she was a fierce democrat that would not take her sons or brothers republican shit no matter what! This picture she is with her namesake gorgeous little miss Lula! She couldn't get enough of her. Im so grateful I got to have her in my life for so long and she got to meet my my boys! RIP Grandma Lu give them hell wherever you've moved onto! 🥰😭❤🥰

Katie , Salt Lake City , UT, US Nov 05, 2020