It is with great sorrow that we write to inform you of the sudden death of James Tremaine Cooper, beloved husband, father, brother, and son. Tremaine was felled by a tree, while working outdoors near his farm in Bluemont, VA.
Tremaine was born on May 8, 1968 to Peter and Diana (Starr) Cooper at Yale-New Haven Hospital, in New Haven, CT.He spent his childhood in the town of Bethany, and was a graduate of The Foote School, The Hopkins School, and Colby College, graduating with a degree in Geology in 1991.
Tremaine was an internationally-renowned equestrian Cross-Country course designer, building and designing courses from England to New Zealand, and from Florida to Oregon. His jumps were technically challenging and beautifully constructed. Tremaine was a lifelong equestrian himself, and a woodworker. He was an artist with wood.
Tremaine is survived by his wife Marion, his daughter Sadie, and his son James. Also by his parents, his brother Elisha, by countless in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, friends, and all the animals on his farm.
There will be a memorial on Monday, March 22, 2:00, at Morven Park in Leesburg (Mansion parking lot). There will also be a family memorial in June in Connecticut.
A fund is being established in Tremaine’s honor within the USEA Foundation. Please send donations to the USEA Foundation, 525 Old Waterford Road NW, Leesburg, VA 20176 or donate online atwww.useafoundation.org/donateand indicate on the donation that it is In Honor of Tremaine.
Arrangements by Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville, VA. Please visit www.hallfh.com to express online condolences to the family.