Delores Mae COOLEY
- Born: 15 Apr 1923, Bloomington, Grant Co., WI, USA
- Married: 16 Aug 1944
- Died: 16 Mar 2010, Scottsburg, Scott Co., IN, USA
"Delores Mae Cooley Hillery, 86, died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Hampton Oaks Health Campus in Scottsburg.
She was born April 15, 1923, in Bloomington, Wis., the daughter of Lewis Matthew and Albertha E. Bowes Cooley. She was a home economist, real estate agent and genealogist. She received a bachelor of science degree in home economics, clothing and textiles from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1944. She was a member of Phi Omega Pi sorority. She was a life member of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, recipient of the association's Spark Plug alumni leadership award and the first woman to be president of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Club of Indianapolis. She was president of the Cooley Family Association of America from 1986 to 1988 and genealogist from 1988 to 2002. She was the author of "Charles and Mary Newman Cooley, Grant County, Wisconsin and Their Descendants," which was published in 1989 as an addendum to the "Cooley Genealogy" by Mortimer E. Cooley. She was active with the Daughters of the American Revolution Caroline Scott Harrison chapter in Indianapolis, where she served as a recording secretary and became regent in 1995. For many years, she was a realtor in Indianapolis, where she lived most of her adult life. After retirement, she lived in Asheville, N. C., and Crossville, Tenn., before returning to Indiana in 2006. She was a member of the United Methodist Church throughout her life and at the time of her death was a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Hillery, whom she married Aug. 16, 1944; two sons, John C. Hillery of Madison and David W. Hillery of Annapolis, Md.; one daughter, Pamela Ator of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; one brother, Richard J. Cooley of Madison, Wis., two granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Lewis W. Cooley, Gordon E. Cooley and Thomas Arlen Cooley.
Madison Courier 3/17/10"
Delores married Charles Morris HILLERY, son of Charles M. HILLERY and Gladys K., on 16 Aug 1944. (Charles Morris HILLERY was born on 13 Nov 1920 in Beetown, Grant Co., WI, USA and died on 9 Feb 2012 in Hialeah, Miami-Dade, FL, USA.)