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She toiled diligently to carry on without her business partner and husband.
In 1992 a relationship with a childhood friend blossomed into romance and Boots married Harwell Cooper.
In May of 2010 she returned home to Livingston and was cared for by the staff at The Gardens until she relocated to Bay City on April 15, 2014, to be near her caregivers there. In the years that she spent back home in Texas, she and her nephew Bill (always Billy to her) enjoyed reliving the stories of her growing up and taking care of her younger siblings, adventures with friends and Grandma Henderson. During her years at The Gardens she especially treasured visits from her nephews Joe Henry Smith and Wallace (Babe Ray) Atchley.
She commented about how pleased she was that they were in their churches.
After the war they returned to Livingston and she returned to working in retail.
She was known for her devotion to her church; her friend Jeannine Wood became as close as another sister and continued to show her love and support through visits and always checking by phone. Snook Sr., 91, of Livingston were held Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1923 in Palestine, to Bert Norwood Snook and Frances Theresa (Damon) Snook, and died Dec. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lucile Snook; parents; son, Jay V.
Those who had the special privilege of being loved by Boots and getting to care for her in her final years were her stepson, Bobby Cooper and his wife Helen of White Mountain Lake, Ariz. Boots stated many times that Helen was the daughter she never had and Helen has said Boots was a mother to her. 10, 2014, in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston, with Bro. Military honors were provided by VFW Post 8568 Interment followed in Bluff Creek Cemetery in Livingston. Snook Jr.; granddaughter, Chelsea Ross; brothers, Eugene Bert Snook, Olan Norwood Snook and James Reese Snook and sister, Lena Mae John-son.
Then, in September 1956, Boots and James were blessed with the child they had long desired with the birth of their son, Jimmie Wayne. In July of 1984 Boots found herself without her partner when James was suddenly taken in an accident.
In that stoic determination that she had developed while growing up in a large family in a log cabin, she met adversity and did not flinch.