Anne Cooper, 70, of Hardyville, VA, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in her home after a long battle with breast cancer.
Anne was born on September 9, 1951, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada to Ronald and Irma Bevans. She was the eldest of five children. Anne graduated from the University of Mary Washington in the spring of 1973 Magna Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Anne married Gerald Cooper on June 14, 1975 in Varina, Virginia. She and Jerry owned and operated Cooper’s Marine after buying it from Jerry’s father and uncle for over 25 years before retiring in 2017.
Anne was an avid reader and was a member of a book club, but always had at least one additional book that she was reading at the same time. She and Jerry loved boating and being on the water by themselves, or with family or friends. She was very involved in her church and was a member of the choir.
Anne is survived by her husband, Jerry; her two sons, Jason (Kirsten) of Asheville NC and Steven (Lindsey) of Glen Allen VA; and her five grandsons, Scott, Ben, Wes, Evan, and Sean. She is also survived by her four siblings, Cathy McCormick (Mike) of Saint John NB Canada, Ron Bevans (Roberta) of Weston FL, Steve Bevans (Trisha) of Danville PA and Cindy Bevans (Cathy) of Norwalk CT; as well as six nieces; a nephew; and six great-nephews.
A funeral will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday May 21 at Immanuel Episcopal Church, 3263 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville, VA. Interment to follow immediately in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Virginia.