Meredith Hickman Cooper slipped out of this life and bid farewell to mortality on Saturday, December 24, 2022. Nedra Meredith Hickman was born on May 7, 1941 in Overton, Nevada, the 3rd daughter of Edwin Virl and Louise Andersen Hickman.
Meredith attended Moapa Valley High School and enjoyed dance and music. She was a member of the MVHS band and Debonette Dance Team. She also had a great appreciation of music and spent much of her time playing the piano and singing.
In 1957 she went on her first date with Ivan Cooper, the man she would marry. They were married in Overton on May 2, 1958 and were sealed June 25, 1959 in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple the following year. Together they would raise six sons, who didn’t share her musical abilities but learned from her caring, kind example.
Meredith worked for many years as a Secretary at Moapa Valley High School. She gave piano lessons to local students and was the director of the Logandale Stake Youth Choir for many years and delighted in sharing her love of music with others.
In 2006, Meredith and Ivan moved to Cedar City, Utah to live out their retirement years. Her family was most important to her and she always enjoyed playing games, singing, cooking for the family, and telling stories. If you gave her a deck of cards she would start shuffling and talk you into a game of Wild Card Rummy or Big Bertha. She relished gathering around the piano and singing, which brought her joy and delight. She was most happy when the the family was together.
She is survived by four sons Mendis (Debbie) of Overton, Stacey (Terri) of Cedar City, UT, Robert ( Beth) of Logandale, and Keith “Charlie” (Alisha) of Overton, her sisters, Kay (Gary) Batchelor, Gina (Vaughn) Pulsipher, and Beverly (Gene) Marshall, daughter-in-law Trisha Cooper of Overton, and 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Meredith was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan on July 5, 2020, two sons, Tom and Adam, her parents, and brother, Michael.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Overton Chapel, 226 W. Thomas St., Overton, Nevada. Visitation will be from 9 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment will follow in the Pioneer Hill Memorial Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavalleymortuary.com