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Obituary: Cook, Carl W.

COOK, Carl W. Carl Cook passed away February 19, 2013. Born in Loomis, Washington, May 5, 1925. Preceded in death by his wife, Creta of 46 years in 1993; daughter Betty in 1949 and Sharyn in 2012. Carl is survived by his loving companion Dorothy at the home and her family. Son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Claudia Cook; daughter, Diane Olson and her companion Mike Cumber; and son-in-law Jim Smith; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard and his wife Eva of Okanogan, WA. Also preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Carl served three years in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Forces; 30 months of his time overseas in the Pacific during WWII; where he took part in numerous landings on enemy shores. Carl operated Cook’s Automotive 23 years in Spokane, as well as other businesses around the state and in California, retiring in May 1990. Carl’s wishes were for cremation and no funeral service. A “thank you” to North Central Care Center for their never ending compassion and determination in accepting a “challenge.”