Courtesy of the Orange County Register

567: Sue Ellen Cooper

Founder of the Red Hat Society

Birth Date and Location Unknown

Sue graduated from California State University Fullerton in 1968 with a degree in humanities and Social Sciences.

She has two children and formerly worked as a muralist and greeting card illustrator.

The society now has over 29,000 chapters in all fifty US states and over thirty countries since its founding in 1998. For those unaware, the Red Hat Society is a society of women who get together and do activities with one another, typically after turning fifty, to stay active in their communities.