Hanna Neale Cooper
In her own words:

Hanna Cooper has passed on, has kicked the bucket, has ceased to be. Born in Northfield Minn. on June 7, 1967 (the best birthdate) to Texans, she spent her formative years as a domestic nomad, finding her true home in St. Paul Minn. after graduating from Macalester College and the University of North Carolina.

Her career as a public health professional included coordinating a workgroup that created perhaps one of the worst pieces of health communication ever. Despite this, her work as a executive, leadership and team coach supported the professional development of many nonprofit and government leaders and teams.

Being active outdoors in nature, expressing her creative side through writing and art, and being with the people she loved the most, were her greatest joys. She'll be remembered for her laugh, her smile, her bright wit, her generosity of spirit, and her desire to serve and be of service. And for making a pretty decent fruit pie.

She is quite annoyed that cancer handed her an early exit ticket from this party called life, but clearly she is not in charge, much to her chagrin. She is especially irritated that she will miss out on future fun times with her husband Tom Moberg and children William and Emilia Moberg, and her many loving friends.

She hopes to be reincarnated as a colorful soaring bird or tropical fish, so keep your eyes peeled for her there.

She and the family are very grateful for the incredible support and outpouring of care and love for their family from the various communities in their lives. Memorials preferred to the children's college fund or to the social justice initiative of the donor's choice.
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Hanna is preceded in death by her mother Anne Lightfoot Cooper. She is survived by her husband Tom Moberg, children William and Emilia Moberg, father John C. Cooper and stepmother Juli Cooper, of Lewisburg, Pa., father-in-law Thomas Moberg, mother-in-law Mary Moberg, brother-in-law Nathan Moberg, sister Elena Cooper, and brother-in-law Jason Latin.

Services will be held October 26, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Clement's Episcopal Church at 901 Portland Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. Lunch to follow.
Published on October 19, 2019

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Robin Feltman
Oct 22, 2019
I didn't know Hanna, but based on the obit she wrote herself, I wish I had. I'm sure that the memories she created will be of immense comfort to those who were lucky enough to have been close to her.