Marcie Ann Foster Cooley
Marcie Ann Foster Cooley, 65, of Euless, TX, passed on Thursday, July 5, 2012, in her home as a result of pancreatic cancer. She was born in Merryville, LA, on March 9, 1947 to Felix F. Foster and Amalia “Mollie” Menning Foster. Marcie was the youngest of seven children. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother George Gus Foster. Surviving are her brothers Orin Foster (Natchitoches, LA), Alan Foster (Roswell, GA), and Bob Foster (Gilbert, AZ), and sisters Dorothy Foster Wood (Moss Bluff, LA) and Felice Foster Fowler (Slidell, LA). She is also survived by her daughter Heather Cooley (Euless, TX) and son and daughter in law Philip and Mandy Cooley (Westfield, IN), grandsons Kade and Kooper Cooley (Westfield, IN) and her sweet cocker spaniel Scout.
She graduated from Merryville High School in 1965 and McNeese College in 1969. During her school years Marcie played basketball. She began her teaching career in East Baton Rouge Parish at McKinley High School and Woodlawn High School (1969 – 1974). Over the next 15 years, she taught at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, TX (1974-1978), DeRidder High School and Merryville High School in Beauregard Parish (1978-1988). Her most tenured position, though, was at Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, TX. From 1989 – 2012, she taught English, was the senior class sponsor, served on the Building Leadership Team, and kept the official scorebook for both boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. Marcie was inducted as a Lifetime Member of PTSA and sponsored Habitat for Humanity projects. Additionally, she was very active in Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, serving as both President (2007 – 2010) and at the time of her death was the Area XVI Coordinator.Marcie was an avid supporter of her students and attended many games and events held at the school. As scorekeeper for the boys’ basketball team, she joined them as they won two state championships in 2011 and 2012. She was always proud to be a Marcus Marauder!
Service will be held in DeRidder, LA, at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.Memorial donations can be made to the Marcie F. Cooley Scholarship Fund c/o Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, Inc. (P.O. Box 643, Lewisville, TX 75067 or www.lisdef.com).