Pearl M. Cooprider

May 24, 1924August 4, 2018

Pearl M. Cooprider, 94, died peacefully at her home on August 4, 2018, surrounded by family in her last days. She greatly enjoyed the numerous friendships that she developed in her ten years at Williamsburg Landing. Pearl was happily married for 50 years to Harold “Coop” Cooprider until his death in 1995. They encouraged each other’s growth in many ways, including her professional career and his enjoyment of square dancing. She earned a Masters in Library Science and retired as Director of Reference Services at the University of Maryland. Her love of books is reflected in the literature she has made available to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was and is well loved by her sons Lee Cooprider of Stow, MA and Ted Cooprider (Sandy) of Williamsburg, VA; grandchildren Jason Cooprider (Stacey) of Williamsburg, VA, Zoe Cooprider Randol (Sean) of Silver Spring, MD and Eric Cooprider (Haley) of Newport News, VA; great-grandchildren Katelyn Cooprider, Connor Cooprider, Nikki Harman, Simone Pearl Randol, Aubrey Hanson and Desmond Randol. At her request, there will be no memorial service. Interment will be private in Gig Harbor, WA. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent in her memory to Aurora University, 347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora, IL 60506-4892. Condolences may be shared at


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Janice Randol

August 10, 2018

There are some people in this world that just change the aura of a room when they come in and Pearl was one of those people. Her grace, beauty and that infectious smile always just lit up the room. She will be remembered so fondly.

Zoe,Sean, Simone & Desmond, Lee, Ted and all your families I am so sorry for your loss.

Janice, Mary and Mike.

Paul Thurston

August 9, 2018

Ted, I was sorry to hear about your Mothers passing, she was fortunate to have a long life and a family that loved and supported her. My thoughts are with you as you grieve her loss.

Paul Thurston