Lida Wayman Cooper, CPA
Lida Wayman Cooper started her college education at Central Junior College (McPherson, KS) in the graduating class of 1952, then graduated from Seattle Pacific University. She practiced as a grade school teacher and domestic engineer until 1967 when she became a Tax Preparer for J.T. Williams Tax Service in Vacaville, CA. In 1968, she established Cooper's Tax Service in California (1968-1969), then in Wiesbaden, Germany (1969-1970). In 1970, she came to Schertz, TX as Cooper's Tax Service and in 1978 received her Certified Public Accountant certification. In 1996, her company incorporated with Ron Barrett, CPA as Barrett, Copper & Associates, employed with them from 2003 to 2004. From 2004 to present, Lida retired from Barrett Cooper & Associates.
Ronald D. Barrett
After his service in the Air Force, Ron enrolled in the Thunderbird International School of Business in Phoenix, Arizona. While enrolled there Ron met his future wife, Maryann, a school teacher. Ron remained active in the Air Force Reserves and retired in 1995 as a Lieutenant Colonel, following a total of thirty years combined active duty and reserve service. While in the Air Force, Ron was awarded the Bronze Star for his duty in Vietnam.
Following graduation Ron accepted a job with the American Express Bank and spent two years managing a bank in Okinawa. Ron and Maryann agreed that Okinawa was too far from family and friends, so they moved to San Antonio, Texas where he worked for the Air Force Non-appropriated Funds Division, which controls all P-Xs and commissaries world-wide. After Ron became a Certified Public Accountant, he and Maryann also established a successful private tax practice. Ron loved to hunt and fish and was an avid tennis player.