Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 7, 2012

MaryLou Scott Cooper


TRAVERSE CITY — MaryLou Scott Cooper, 85, of Traverse City, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at Grand Traverse Pavilions.

MaryLou was born on Feb. 28, 1927 in Traverse City, the daughter of Lawrence and Nellie (Johnson) Couturier. On Jan. 11, 1946 in Riley, N.Y., she married Walter "Scotty" Scott who preceded her in death on April 10, 1986. On June 10, 1989 in Suttons Bay she married William Robert Cooper who preceded her in death on May 14, 1991.

MaryLou had a zeal for adventure. In 1950 MaryLou drove the newly completed (and challenging) Alaska-Canadian Highway to Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband Scotty. In the 1950's she loved to fly in open cockpit airplanes and all during her life she enjoyed attending various fly-in breakfasts whenever she had the opportunity. She traveled most of the U.S. and Hawaii with her husband, Scotty, and during her second marriage to William, MaryLou traveled to Germany and other European countries.

MaryLou is survived by her children, Gary (Tami Bradley) Scott of Traverse City and Roy (Beverly) Scott of Denmark, Wis.; two grandchildren, Jason (Christine) Scott and Sarah Scott; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia Scott and Bryson Scott.

In addition to her husbands, MaryLou was preceded in death by her siblings, Marcella N. Bannon, Wyman Couturier, Bonnie B. Boggs, and Almer Couturier.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church, Suttons Bay, with a gathering of friends one hour prior to the service. Rev. Ron Pedersen will officiate.

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 189, MI 49682.

Please share thoughts and memories with MaryLou's family on their online guestbook at

Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.