Cooley a ‘spiritual rock’

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Cooley a ‘spiritual rock’

St. Mark’s bids farewell to pastor who welcomed all
Known as a caring, nurturing person, the Rev. Andrew Cooley, right, gives Justin McBrayer a hug after a church service.
The Rev. Cooley speaks to the children in the church about the meaning of the word “holy.”
Even in inclement weather, Rev. Andrew Cooley is known for greeting people as they come into church. Here he welcomes Allyra Meeker, 9 months, and her mother, Elanor Meeker.
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Left to right: Deacon Ginny Brown, Rev. Andrew Cooley, and Chandler Jackson pray together right before the church service.
In this December 2005 phtoograph, from left, St. Mark's Episcopal Church choir members Chandler Jackson, Nancy Carr, Jill Jackson, Cheryl White, the Rev. Andrew Colley and Ted Carr listen as June Hahl reads Wednesday evening from the King James Bible at A Service of Lessons and Carols. The historical service commemorated the 125th anniversary of the first Episcopalian service in Durango.
Peppermint, belonging to Jim and Sue Mooney, places her paw on the hand of the Rev. Andrew Cooley as he says a blessing Sunday afternoon during the Blessing of the Animals. As of the October 2009 photo, Colley had presided over the blessing for 14 years.

Cooley a ‘spiritual rock’

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Known as a caring, nurturing person, the Rev. Andrew Cooley, right, gives Justin McBrayer a hug after a church service.
The Rev. Cooley speaks to the children in the church about the meaning of the word “holy.”
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Even in inclement weather, Rev. Andrew Cooley is known for greeting people as they come into church. Here he welcomes Allyra Meeker, 9 months, and her mother, Elanor Meeker.
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Left to right: Deacon Ginny Brown, Rev. Andrew Cooley, and Chandler Jackson pray together right before the church service.
In this December 2005 phtoograph, from left, St. Mark's Episcopal Church choir members Chandler Jackson, Nancy Carr, Jill Jackson, Cheryl White, the Rev. Andrew Colley and Ted Carr listen as June Hahl reads Wednesday evening from the King James Bible at A Service of Lessons and Carols. The historical service commemorated the 125th anniversary of the first Episcopalian service in Durango.
Peppermint, belonging to Jim and Sue Mooney, places her paw on the hand of the Rev. Andrew Cooley as he says a blessing Sunday afternoon during the Blessing of the Animals. As of the October 2009 photo, Colley had presided over the blessing for 14 years.
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