Robin Lori Cooper was born Feb. 19, 1964 to Robert and Jewel Benham in Holdenville and died April 5, 2019 at the age of 55. Raised in Carson, Okla., she attended Wetumka Public Schools graduating in 1982. During her time at Wetumka High School she enjoyed participating in band, choir, twirling, and school plays. She went on to East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma to receive a bachelor’s degree in early education with a minor in music.
On July 26, 1986, Robin married Jerry Cooper of Weleetka at First Baptist Church of Wetumka. One month after marriage, they moved to Dallas, Texas where she started her teaching career at Key Elementary. She taught at Key Elementary until 1990 when she gave birth to her first son Ty Cooper and then her second son Trent Cooper in 1992. In 1994 Robin and her family moved back to Oklahoma where they started a family farm. After two years she resumed her teaching career at Weleetka Public Schools where she taught for 17 years. While teaching she obtained her master’s degree from South Western Oklahoma State University and became Elementary principal until she retired in 2016. Robin was a faithful member of Weleetka First Baptist Church
Preceding her in death were both sets of grandparents, Newman and Jo Mae Benham, Louis and Mavis Sanders; and one cousin Derek Benham.
She is survived by husband, Jerry Cooper of the home; sons, Ty Cooper and Trent Cooper of Weleetka and Tyler Roberts of Ada; parents, Robert and Jewel Benham of Carson; one brother, Ford Benham and wife Cindy of McCloud; aunts and uncles, Norma Withrow, Joe and Lana Benham, Claude and Pat Benham, and Steve and Bonnie Benham; cousins; Tori Nichols, Rodney Benham, Jennifer Benham, and James Benham; 11 nieces and nephews, and many other family, friends, and loved ones.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Weleetka First Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Carson Cemetery in Lamar, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta.