Lucy Laura Cook, 96, of Baker City, died July 7, 2004 at St. Elizabeth Care Center.
A graveside vault interment will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate.
Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Baker City Christian Church following the service.
Lucy was born Jan. 5, 1908, at Halfway to John and Jessie Shook Mills.
She went to Monmouth to study to be a teacher at normal school, then came back to Eastern Oregon and taught school for one year in Pine Valley and for one year at Blue Mountain School in Keating.
Lucy married Walter Cook on Feb. 23, 1929 and the couple bought a homestead in Keating that still remains the family ranch.
Lucy and Walter had two children: Elton in 1933 and Hildreth in 1932.
She loved to hunt, fish, go looking for huckleberries and camp in the mountains. Lucy was also a longtime member of the Keating Grange.
Lucy was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, and two sisters.
She is survived by her daughter, Hildreth Jacobs; her husband, Ralph, of Keating; her son, Elton Cook and his wife, Loretta, of Keating; four grandchildren, Curtis Jacobs and his wife, Anne, Perry Jacobs and his wife, Corinna, Michael Cook and his wife, Cathy, all of Keating, and Cindy Lenhart and her husband, Steve, of Pendleton; eight great-grandchildren, Kim, Jason, Katy and Alyssa Jacobs and Cody and Travis Cook, all of Keating, and Whitney and David Lenhart of Pendleton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Keating Rural Fire Department in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, July 16, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor