Strong, Claudia Cooke
Grant Co., WA

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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 Steedman