Billie Coopwood


1938 – 2023


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Billie Coopwood

Billie Coopwood of Tukwila, Washington, left us on September 25, 2023.

She was a teacher and an attorney, but perhaps her favorite metaphorical hat was a toque, for she was an excellent cook who loved to entertain for fabulous dinners.

Billie was an avid player of duplicate bridge, rising to the rank of Ruby Life Master in the American Contract Bridge League. She achieved this success with many different partners, but her favorite bridge partner was also her partner in life, her husband Jim. Billie was a member of the Issaquah, Washington branch of the American Association of University Women, for whom she helped raise money to provide scholarships for middle school girls to attend a summer camp focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education.

Billie is survived by her husband, Jim Hamilton of Tukwila; her brother John Lock and sister-in-law Sandie Lock of San Antonio, TX; her son Ben Coopwood and daughter-in-law Robin Coopwood of Timnath, Colorado; her son Joseph Coopwood and daughter-in-law JoAnn Coopwood of Midlothian, Texas; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Jeanette (Miller) Lock; her brother Howard Lock; and her daughter Janna Coopwood.

Memorial gifts in Billie’s name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association ( or the American Association of University Women (

4 Responses to “Billie Coopwood”

  • Shirleann Nold says:

    Jim, so sad to read this news. Billie was a tremendous asset to AAUW in Issaquah while she was active here. It was a joy to play bridge with her and to enjoy her wonderful dinners

  • Gretchen Galer says:

    Billie was a delight and a huge help in our AAUW chapter. She was the force behind our money making cookbook. It would not have happed w/out her.
    I am saddened by her passing but count it a blessing that I had the joy of knowing her. Jim and family you are in my heart and prayers.


    Jim, Billie was such a wonderful lady. It was my pleasure to know her. My sincere sympathies to you and the family.

  • Monica Harmon says:

    I didn’t know Billie very well, but she had many great accomplishments in her life. It is so hard to lose the people we love, but know that you are in my heart and I wish you peace and solace during this time.

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