Location: Entiat Washington

Cooke, Ellsworth V. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ellsworth V. “E. V.” Cooke, 94, of Grants Pass died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Redwood Terrace. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Cooke was born April 8, 1912, in Entiat, Wash., and was raised on a ranch near Entiat. During World War II, he spent time mining copper in Butte, Mont. He moved to the Illinois Valley in 1944 and worked in the logging industry. In the 1970s, he moved to Grants Pass, where he promoted garlic production in the state of Oregon. He was married five times and, though he had no children, he helped raise five families. He was a member of the Eagles and Masonic lodges and the White Shrine. He enjoyed memorizing poems, songs, and stories. Survivors include a sister Gladys Fattig of Eureka, Calif. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Loise Mae Yocom – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Mrs. Lois Yocum [Loise Yocom] Cooke, 86, pioneer resident of the Colockum and the Wenatchee Valley, will be held from the Jones and Jones Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. R. E. Patterson will sing, with Miss Carolyn Sterling at the organ. The following will serve as pallbearers: Gordon Cooke, Ed Ingersoll, Tom Goodwin, Rex Shamley, Porter Yocum, and Ben Yocum. Mrs. Cooke died in a Bellingham Hospital Tuesday following a short illness. Born July 26, 1859 [1862], at Rochester, Minn., she came to Ellensburg as a young child. She was one of the first school teachers in the Kittitas Valley. There she met Edwin N. Cooke and was married in 1880 at Ellensburg. She came with her husband to the Colockum in 1880 where they operated a large stock ranch for many years. Later, they moved to Entiat and took up a homestead. Mr. Cooke died in 1925. Mrs. Cooke lived in Entiat until the late thirties when she went to live with her children. Survivors are one son, Jay Cooke of Bethel, Alaska, and one brother, Alva Yocum of Auburn; 18 grandchildren. Her son, Claude Cooke, died ten days ago in Bellingham. The body was received this morning by Jones and Jones. Contributed by:...

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Cooke, Claude Paul – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for Claude Paul Cooke, 62, of Bellingham and formerly of the Colockum and Entiat, will be held from the Jones and Jones Chapel, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. George W. Pratt of Entiat will officiate, and interment will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. R. E. Patterson will sing, with Miss Carolyn Sterling at the organ. Mr. Cooke died in a Bellingham Hospital Friday evening, following an illness of two years. Born July 4, 1882 in Ellensburg, he grew to manhood there and was married to Emma Storey in 1908 [1909] at Wenatchee. He lived for many years on the Colockum and at Entiat until 1937, when he moved to the coast. He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Edwin N. Cooke, of Bellingham; two sons, George E. of the U.S. Navy, Claude P. Cooke of the U.S. merchant marine; six daughters, Mrs. John Olin, of Entiat, Mrs. Paul Carson of Kirkland, Mrs. Sam Morical of Brewster, Mrs. Arthur Gray, Mrs. Fred Strong and Mrs. Ed Pierce, all of Bellingham; one brother, J. S. Cooke of Bethel, Alaska, and 8 grandchildren. The body was received by Jones and Jones this morning, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. John Olin of Entiat. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Livingston, Ardith Maxine – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Union, Oregon Ardith Maxene Livingston, 100, of Union, died at her residence May 31. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Union. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Maxene Livingston was born Aug. 29, 1907, the oldest of 13 children, in Santaquin, Utah. She grew up on the family farm owned by her parents, Albert and Chloe Tietjen Greenbalgh. As the oldest child, she was very involved in rearing her brothers and sisters. She also learned to operate all of the farm equipment except the binder because that was pulled by three horses. She grew up in a time when there were very few cars, so travel and farming was done with horses. Maxene graduated from the ninth grade in Santaquin, then graduated from high school in Payson, Utah, where she met her future husband, Vaughn Livingston. After graduation, she moved to Salt Lake City, where she worked as a milliner, designing and making women’s hats. Maxene and Vaughn were married in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 28, 1926. They remained in California until the Great Depression when they moved to Provo, Utah, where Vaughn attended Brigham Young University. Upon graduation they moved to Twisp, Wash. – the beginning of a long...

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Cooke, James Delmore – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Ellsworth V. “E. V.” Cooke, 94, of Grants Pass died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Redwood Terrace. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Laurel Cemetery in Cave Junction. Grants Pass Funeral Alternatives is in charge of arrangements. Cooke was born April 8, 1912, in Entiat, Wash., and was raised on a ranch near Entiat. During World War II, he spent time mining copper in Butte, Mont. He moved to the Illinois Valley in 1944 and worked in the logging industry. In the 1970s, he moved to Grants Pass, where he promoted garlic production in the state of Oregon. He was married five times and, though he had no children, he helped raise five families. He was a member of the Eagles and Masonic lodges and the White Shrine. He enjoyed memorizing poems, songs, and stories. Survivors include a sister Gladys Fattig of Eureka, Calif. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Strong, Claudia Cooke – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Strong, Claudia Cooke Grant Co., WA Claudia P. Strong, 70, a long-time Moses Lake resident, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 1990 at her home. Graveside services were held today at 11 a.m. at Pioneer Memorial Gardens with the Women of the Moose officiating. Arrangements are in care of Kayser’s Chapel of Memories in Moses Lake. Mrs. Strong was born on March 9, 1920 in Seattle, Wash., daughter of Claude and Emma (Storey) Cooke, members of Washington State pioneer families. She was raised and educated in Entiat, Wash. and was married to Fred L. Strong on March 8, 1940 in Yakima. They moved to Moses Lake in the mid-1940s. Mrs. Strong worked as a checker for Dietzen’s Grocery Store for many years and later at Jack’s Bargain Barn, retiring in the mid 1970s. She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Moses Lake. She is survived by two brothers, George E. Cooke of Oak Harbor and C. P. Cooke of Soap Lake; four sisters, Lois Parcher of Everett, Iris Morical of Brewster, Blanche Dean of Moses Lake and Emma Pierce of Sparks, Nev.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Columbia Basin Daily Herald, July 16, 1990 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Olin, Susan Cooke – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Mrs. Susan Cooke Olin, 39, well-known resident of Entiat, died at a local hospital Thursday [May 11, 1949] following an extended illness. Mrs. Olin was born at Malaga on February 22, 1910 where she resided until moving to Entiat with her family as a little girl. She attended Entiat schools and grew to young womanhood at Entiat, and was united in marriage to John Olin, February 6, 1929. She had since made her home there. Mrs. Olin was a member of Reliance Rebekah Lodge, Past Noble Grand Circle, and the Entiat PTA. Surviving are her husband, John of Entiat, one son, Donald Wayne Olin, and two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Kerns and Miss Beverly Olin, all of Entiat; two brothers, George Cooke of the US Navy and Claude P. Cooke of the US Merchant Marine; four sisters, Mrs. Emmy Lou Pierce, Richland, Wash., Mrs. Blanch Peterson, Juneau, Alaska, Mrs. Iris Morical, Colville, and Mrs. Claudia Strong of Kennewick. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Olin, John Boyd – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Funeral services for John Boyd Olin, 65, Entiat and Wenatchee pioneer, will be held from the Jones & Jones Chapel, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. George Pratt of Entiat will officiate and the Entiat Lodge No. 261 I.O.O.F. will preside at the graveside. Burial will be in the Wenatchee Cemetery. The following will serve as pall bearers: T. P. Cowan, Ed Cairns, L. T. Wisdom, George Worby, Walter Cox, and Joseph Dixon, R. E. Patterson will sing, with Miss Carolyn Sterling at the organ. Mr. Olin died at his home north of Entiat early Friday evening [September 28, 1945]. He came to Wenatchee in 1907 and was employed as an early day freight hauler up the Entiat and worked for Capt. Paul Stoffel on the steamboat in the early days. He was married to Nettie J. Staples at Colfax, Wisconsin in 1903. All of Mr. Olin’s children are here for the funeral services. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Storey, John M.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John M. Storey, 81, of Entiat, died in a Wenatchee hospital Monday [December 1, 1969] evening following a brief illness. Born in Washington near Frank, Sept. 19, 1888, he grew up in the Renton-Seattle area. During World War II he worked as a boilermaker and was a meat cutter prior to moving to Entiat in 1966. On Sept. 26, 1968, he married Maude Ingersoll in Seattle and they made their home at Entiat. Surviving are his widow; three stepsons, Albert Bickford, Kooskie, Idaho, Ivan Fulwiler, Leavenworth, and Floyd Ingersoll, Entiat; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Cletus Crone, Wenatchee, and Mrs. Loretta Jensen, Cashmere; a brother, William Storey, Seattle; three sisters, Mrs. Blanche Goodwin, Seattle, Mrs. Emma Cooke, Entiat, and Mrs. Howard Cooke, Yakima; eight step grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. Services are announced by the Jones & Jones Funeral Home. Wenatchee Daily World, December 3, 1969 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Olin, Nettie Jane Staples – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Nettie Staples Olin, 93, a former Wenatchee and Entiat resident, died in Clarkston on Friday [January 5, 1979]. Mrs. Olin was born in Colfax, Wis., on October 9, 1885. She married John Boyd Olin on June 10, 1903, there. In the fall of 1904, the family came to Wenatchee. In January 1927, they moved to Entiat where they operated a fruit orchard. Mr. Olin preceded her in death September 28, 1945. In July 1973, Mrs. Olin moved to Clarkston. She attended the Friend’s Church at Entiat, was a 40 year member and past noble grand of Reliance Rebekah Lodge, Entiat. Surviving are a son, L. Earl, Renton; two daughters, Mrs. Roy E. (Mae) Loeffelbein, Clarkston, and Mrs. Albert (Edna) Haase, Walla Walla; 14 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Ida Hansen, and a son, John S. Olin, preceded her in death. [Interment in Wenatchee Cemetery] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Smith, Dorothy Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dorothy Smith, 85, of Unity, died July 30, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Helix Cemetery. Jack Pittman of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Dorothy was born on Aug. 23, 1919, at Burns. She was the valedictorian of her high school class at Entiat, Wash. She attended Washington State College and later earned a degree in education from Western Oregon University at Monmouth. She taught elementary school for many years at Nyssa, The Dalles and the Reynolds School District in Portland. She married Arthur W. Smith in 1941. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. Smith; her brother, Carl Swain; and a granddaughter, Emily Smith. Survivors include two sons, Gary of Martinez, Calif., and Stephen of Wingville; a brother, Richard Swain of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a sister, Mary Rosengreen of Hillsboro; and three grandchildren, Amy Smith of Larkspur, Calif., Sarah Smith of Wingville and Allison Smith of Wingville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association through Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 5, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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