ROBERTA "BOBBIE" BEAVER COOPER ~ Class of 1971
June 20, 1953 - April 12, 2006
Roberta K. “Bobbi” Cooper passed away April 12, 2006 in Richland, WA
Bobbi was born June 20, 1953 to Robert J. and Catherine I. Beaver. She attended Columbia High school and
worked in and around the Tri-Cities as a bartender. In the last few years she found she had the talent
to create beautiful silk floral arrangements, which she marketed and sold. Bobbi also loved to entertain
guest and create amazing meals, with holiday family gatherings being her favorite. She also loved motorcycles
and gardening, but her grandchildren truly put the twinkle in her eyes, and she was very proud of her Indian heritage.
Bobbi was preceded in death by her mother Katherine Beaver and father Robert Beaver.
Bobbi leaves behind her sons Raymond Brandonberg, and Casey Cooper and fiancée Meghan Layman; grandsons
Dominic Cooper and Nathan Brandonberg; uncle Bob Weaver; nieces Cassie, Crystal and Tillie and nephew
James; and many friends -- you know who you are. We would like to extend a special thank you to
Bobbi’s dear friend Diane Hollingshead whose strength and loving presence was a constant those
last days, niece Cassie who also stayed by her side, and to all of those friends young and old who
shared those last days. You filled her last days with so much love. We thank you.
A memorial service will be held April 23, 2006 at 2:00 PM at the American Legion Hall, 908 Della Ave,
Benton City, WA, across from the Benton City post office. A potluck reception will follow. Please
bring your favorite dish and celebrate the life of Bobbi Cooper.
In lieu of flowers, there will be a money tree at the Memorial Service to help defray the costs of the cremation.