Obituaries: Donna Jean Cooke(1933-2008)


Longtime Del Norte County resident Donna Jean Cooke died peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 31.

Donna was born Jan. 1, 1933, in Seattle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed-ward Cooke; her daughter, Lorrie Poole; and granddaughter, Tamara.

Donna's life centered on her children, grandchildren and her church.

She is survived by her daughter, Vickie Harvey, of Midland City, Ala., sons, Randy Cooke, of Susanville, Edward Cooke Jr., of Birmingham, Ala., Robert Cooke, of Crescent City, and Keith Cooke, of Grants Pass, Ore.

She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many other relatives. Donna loved the coast and was also a resident of Washington.

Donna was a retiree of the state of California and Pelican Bay State Prison. A memorial gathering and a scattering of her ashes off the coast of Crescent City will be scheduled for a later date.

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