Muriel Dolores Bodden
Muriel Dolores Bodden
  • September 26, 1927 - July 12, 2017
  • Texas

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Muriel Delores Fullen Cooper Bodden affectionately known as "Dody" was born September 26, 1927 in San Augustine, Texas. She went to be with her loving LORD and SAVIOR on July 12, 2017 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was the eighth and youngest child of Muriel Eppes Fullen and Kenneth Washington Fullen. As a young child, the family relocated from San Augustine to Jasper, Texas where she spent her formative years. She was a 1944 graduate of Jasper High School.

Upon graduation, she moved to Beaumont there she met her first husband Jack Cooper of Orange. While living in Bridge City, Dody and Jack adopted a son and a daughter Tommy Lynn and Deborah Kaye. Dody devoted her life to the Lord, her family, friends, and her beloved cat named Puggs. She worked as a switchboard operator at South Western Bell and at Beaumont Medical and Surgical Hospital until her retirement.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Jack Cooper, Sister Maudena Fullen, her second husband Edison Rayburn Bodden, brother Herman Brooks Fullen, brother Aubrey A. Fullen, sister Hester Fullen Schulz, sister Vadalia Fullen Guilot, brother Kenneth Wayne Fullen Sr., Brother Donald Earl Fullen Sr. step-daughter Edith Ray Bodden King.
Survived by her son Tommy L. Cooper of Beaumont, daughter Deborah Cooper Trevino of Corpus Christi. Four grandchildren: Ben King, David King, Kathy Denson, and Timothy Soileau, three great grandchildren: Paxton King, Payton King, and Braxston Phillips. To include many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Visitation will be Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 9AM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Funeral Service will be at 10AM at the Funeral Home. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.