She was an only child born to the late Walter and Priscilla Chedister, July 15, 1934, in Chicago, Ill. She married the late Lawrence Cook in 1960, and they lived together in Northern California before relocating to the greater Seattle area in 1980.
Joann worked in numerous capacities throughout her years, but her central passion surrounded assisting troubled teens and youth via foster care and bowling programs.
In addition to Joann’s community efforts, she was also an active entrepreneur who successfully developed and managed Greenwood Rentals.
Joann was a strong willed, big hearted, opinionated maverick who loved reading, art, creative writing and travel; she and her husband traveled much and had countless adventures over the course of her life.
Joann is survived by six children: Debbie Quain, of South Prairie, WA, Lawrence Cook, of Seattle, WA, Michael Cook, of Lake Hughes, CA, Jennifer Petersen, of Lake Taps, WA, Anna Doan, of Colorado Springs, CO, and Christopher Cook, of Palouse, WA.
She is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made out to the Flying H Youth Ranch at www.flyingh.org A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, August 28 at Yarington’s White Center Funeral Home located at 10708 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA.
For further information visit yarington.com Everlasting Memorial.