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Lorraine Coops
Lorraine Coops
Lorraine Coops on her 110th birthday in 2014, with her son Robert Coops and her daughter Janet Coops.
Birth: 18 January 1904
Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA
Death: 19 November 2014
Alhambra, California, USA
Age: 110 years, 305 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Evelyn Lorraine Coops (née Merrill; 18 January 1904 – 19 November 2014) was an American supercentenarian whose age is currently pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She was one of the oldest known people in the US state of California at the time of her death.


Lorraine Coops was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska, USA on 18 January 1904. Her parents were Earl Merrell and LuluMerr ill (née Weber; 1876–1983) who lived to be 107. She had one brother Glen Merrill.

She graduated from the Pasadena Hospital School of Nursing in 1927. She worked as a private nurse for many years.

She married Morton Coops in Los Angeles, California on 27 August 1939. The couple had two chidren: Janet Coops (aged 70 in 2014) and Robert Coops (aged 68 in 2014). She and her family moved to Pasadena. She was widowed in 1987.

She moved to Atherton when she was 90 years. She lived independently until 104 years when moved to Atherton Baptist Homes.

Lorraine Coops died in Alhambra, California, USA on 19 November 2014 at the age of 110 years, 305 days. She was survived by one daughter Janet Coops, one son Robert Coops and one nephew Kenneth Merrill.