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Robert Cooke, 72, of Ellensburg, died Friday at the Gold Leaf Care Center. He was born on Long Island, New York, January 1, 1917. He and Gwen (Ferguson) Davis were married in Seattle on Sept. 20, 1951. They came to Ellensburg in 1957.
Mr. Cooke was a merchant seaman until retirement in 1965. Survivors include his wife, Gwen, of Ellensburg; two stepsons, Robert Davis, of Ellensburg, and John Davis, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Patty Ridas, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Betty McKenzie, of Roy, Utah; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Benson Cooke, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and one sister, Lucille Cooke, of Long Island, NY.
A memorial service will be held at a later date with inurnment at graveside.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman