Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Evenson Funeral Home Chapel for Budd W. Cooke, 72, well-known Fairview District farmer, who died Friday night at his home.

Officiating at the services will be the Rev. Carl Lindstrom. Graveside services at the IOOF Cemetery will be conducted by member of World War I Barracks No. 871.

Born March 2, 1895, in Coburg, Ore., Cooke came to the Kittitas Valley as a small boy with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cooke.

He was married to Ella Harrel June 29, 1919, in Ellensburg and since that time has farmed in the Fairview District. A veteran of Army service in World War I, Cook was a member of World War I Barracks No. 871 and the IOOF Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Ella, at the family home; two daughters, Mrs. Letha Malone, Ellensburg; and Mrs. Loretta Wilson, Seattle; four grandchildren; two brothers, Edward and Carl, both of Ellensburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Huss, Ellensburg, and Mrs. Marjorie Gillis, Kittitas.


Budd’s middle name was Wheeler which was her mother’s maiden name. He died October 6, 1967.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman