Howard Phillip Cook
January 26, 1919 ~ April 1, 2014
Howard Cook, 95, of Okanogan, WA passed away peacefully at home the evening of April 1st, 2014. He was born January 26, 1919 in Bailey, CO to Ollie Arthur (Babe) Cook and Leona May Colbert. He was one of eight siblings. He lived most of his life in Okanogan County and in 1980 he built his own home on Green Lake Rd. in Okanogan, WA. He married Alice Irene Anderson on September 9, 1940, and had three children: Irene Mustard (Earl) Britton (Cliff), Kathy Bendickson (Dennis), Steve Cook (Terri). He married Eva Beatrice Spangler on November 20, 1956 and had four more children: Leona Ann Moulder (Wayne) Gugliemina (Carl), Dan Alan Cook, Fred William Cook (Jessie), James Arthur Cook.
Howard was a ‘Jack of all Trades’. Through the years, he had been a Logger, Millwright, Bus Mechanic & Driver. He owned several businesses, including a gas station, grocery store, orchards, wrecking yard and a second hand store. He was known for his mechanical abilities and being able to fix most anything. Howard enjoyed attending auctions, welding pieces of art, daily walks and traveling south in the winter months.
He is survived by his wife, Eva of 57 years; five children; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both parents; all siblings; son, Dan; and daughter, Irene.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a cancer treatment center or charity of your choice. There will be a Celebration of Life & Potluck at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Tonasket Senior Center.