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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pamela Margaret Cooper

Pamela Margaret Cooper, who died 13 July, 2006, at Amesbury Abbey, aged 95, was a extra Woman of the Bedchamber to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) 1948-51. She was b. circa 1911, 2nd daughter lof the Rev. Arthur Henry Fletcher, MA, of Cadogan Gardens, London SW3; married (i) 5 Jan 1939, Maj. the Hon. Alexander Hardinge Patrick Hore Ruthven, The Rifle Brigade (1913-42); she was raised to the rank of the widow of the eldest son of an earl as Viscountess Ruthven of Canberra, so long as she remained a widow, June 1945 (following the bestowal of the Earldom of Gowrie on her father-in-law); married (ii) 1952, Maj. Derek Cooper, late the Life Guards. She was mother of the 3rd Earl of Gowrie, PC, b. 29 Nov, 1939, sometime a Conservative Government Minister, and the Hon Malise Walter Maitland Knox Hore Ruthven, b. 1942.

Source: Daily Telegraph 17 July, 2006

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