Elva ADOLF Cooper -- 2013
Published in The Burlington Record on January 17, 2013
Elva Kay Cooper (Adolf), 69, of Sun City West Arizona, died on Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 after a brief illness from cancer. She was born to Gottlieb Adolf and Mabel (Gramm) on Oct. 22, 1943 in Burlington where she was raised and graduated from Burlington High School. Elva was an avid bowler and co-owned the Skate Bowl in Burlington and was the owner of the Bowladium in Goodland, Kan. She managed bowling centers for AMF Corporation in Denver for a number of years. She was also involved in legend car racing, helping build a car for her stepson Nick. Elva later went back to school and became a dental hygienist in Denver before moving to the Phoenix area in 2006. In 2009 she became a double lung transplant recipient. She was preceded in death by her parents. Elva is survived by her husband Jack Cooper of Sun City West, Ariz.; brother Jim Adolf of Greeley; son Lance L. Bartholomew, Denver; daughter Laura Colson, Amarillo, Texas and stepson Nick Cooper, Longmont; mother-in-law; Betty Cooper, and brother-in-law Jim Cooper, Grand Junction. She is also survived by grandchildren; Treyton Colson, Kari Bartholomew and great-grandchildren; Addison Bartholomew, Harper Bartholomew, all of Amarillo, Texas. Nieces and nephews; Doug and Simone Adolf, Jason and Carrie Adolf, Cory and Kami Adolf, Casey, Kellie and Holly Cooper and many great- nieces and nephews also survive her. Elva leaves behind her much-loved puppies – Jodi and Lexi. Elva asked that in lieu of flowers donations be sent to Heart and Lung Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, 500 West Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013. A memorial to Elva's life will be held at a future date in Burlington and Grand Junction. Thanks to St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Hospital Center, Heart and Lung Institute and Hospice of the Valley, Surprise, Ariz.