Earl P. Cooke, 57, resident of Yakima for the past seven years, died in a Yakima hospital Monday [December 27] evening. He had made his home at 301 N. 26th Ave.

Mr. Cooke was born in Ellensburg. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morand D. Cooke were pioneers of the Ellensburg District. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; one sister, Mrs. Laurin T. Dawes, Ellensburg, and three brothers, Lester V. of Ellensburg, Charlie P. of Ellensburg and Frank M. of Seattle.

Mr. Cooke was a member of the Elks. He had previously lived in Menlo, Wash. for 19 years. He was a teacher at the time of his death was instructing veterans in farm training.

Yakima Daily Republic, December 28, 1954
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman