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Margaret "Gwen" Cooper

June 10, 1943 — February 26, 2024


Margaret “Gwen” Cooper, 80, of Easley, South Carolina, wife of the late John Cooper, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024. 

Born in Pickens County, South Carolina, Gwen was the daughter of the late Dennis Houston Rampey and Edna Kelley Rampey. Gwen led a fulfilling life as the owner of Boda Pipes in Greenville, South Carolina. Her passion for business was evident to all who knew her. With an Associate Business Degree under her belt, she dedicated herself to her work, leaving a lasting impact on those she interacted with. She will always be remembered for her kind and loving nature, especially as a mother. Gwen had a remarkable ability to touch the lives of everyone around her, from close family members to strangers she encountered in everyday places like the grocery store. Aside from her successful career and nurturing personality, Gwen shared her musical talents as a singer with the band, Two Gals and a Guy, and was also part of the Joyful Sound Trio. Her love for gospel music resonated with all who listened. In addition to her musical pursuits, Gwen found solace in being a dedicated mother and playing bass.

Gwen is survived by her daughter, Heather Howell of Pickens, South Carolina; a step-son David Abercrombie of Los Angeles, California; four step-daughters; Karen McIntyre of Greenville, South Carolina, Lynn McKinney of Houston, Texas, Patti Landry of St. Augustine, Florida, and Pamela Abercrombie Kauer of Williamston, South Carolina; a brother Dennis Arnold Rampey; two sisters Judy Addis and Elizabeth Porter; six grandchildren, Blaze Howell, Diesel Howell, Jenny McIntyre, Morgan McIntyre, Craig McKinney, and Katie Billing; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Gwen was preceded in death by two brothers; Alvin Rampey and Welton Rampey; and three sisters Hazel Miller, Blanche Jones, and Betty Jean Horton.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Robinson Funeral Home – Powdersville Road. A graveside service will follow the visitation at 1:30 PM in Robinson Memorial Gardens. 

Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Save The Music Foundation,

Visit or Robinson Funeral Home & Cemetery – Powdersville Road, Easley. 

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