Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Mickey Cottrell, beloved Kuna resident, dies at the age of 100
One of Kuna’s most beloved residents has died.
Mickey Cottrell, whose 100th birthday last year was the toast of the town, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Rotary Ann Nursing Home in Eagle Grove, Iowa, at the age of 100.
Mickey turned 100 years old on July 24.
The city of Kuna honored Mickey during a regular Kuna City Council meeting in July with a proclamation marking her her birthday.
“The community of Kuna has had the honor of Mickey Cottrell as a valued citizen and friend for over 75 years,” the proclamation read, in part.
A party for Mickey was held July 23 at the home of Ila Stowers, and an open house celebration was held Sunday, July 26, at the Kuna United Methodist Church.
Mickey moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa, in August 2009 to be close to her daughter and her family.
Mickey was born July 24, 1909, in Madraid, Iowa, and moved to Idaho at the age of 4. She was married to Dick Cottrell for 55 years. She loved to do crafts, ceramics and quilting and was a member of the County Extension Club for years. She even learned to knit at age 80! She quit driving at 96. For several years, she enjoyed lunch and fellowship with the Kuna and Melba senior centers.
She was a member of the Kuna United Methodist Church, Kuna Senior Citizens and the American Legion Auxiliary.
You can read Mickey's full obituary in this week's Kuna Melba News.