Obituary: Lloyd Cook
Lloyd “Earl” Cook passed peacefully on Aug. 30, 2011, at the age of 87 into the arms of Jesus his Lord. Earl was born in Eureka, Calif., on Jan. 24, 1924.
He grew up at Cook’s Valley in Piercy, Calif., and raised his three sons in Eureka, then he and his wife, Dolores, moved to Truckee, Calif., for 20 years. He returned to Eureka last year.
He enlisted in the 8th Army Air Corps during WWII and flew B-17 Bomber planes stationed in England. He married his sweetheart, Dolores, while in training. After the war, he settled back in Eureka and worked for Fred Barnett Logging Supply Company. Later, Earl became a stock broker for Birr, Wilson Co. and did a daily stock update on the radio before retiring to Truckee.
His hobbies included golf, tennis, snow-skiing, gardening, cutting firewood and TRUCKEE FOOTBALL! In the early 1990s, Earl and his best friend, the late Bob Orth, were Co-Marshals of the Truckee Homecoming Parade and#8212; a very special honor for both. Earl was active in First Covenant Church in Eureka for many years before attending Sierra Bible Church in Truckee. Over the years he has been active in Gideon’s, Eureka Rescue Mission and the Truckee Lions Club.
Earl is preceded in death by his wife, Dolores. Earl, or “Pa” as he was called by all of the family, is survived by his children: Derry and Gail Cook, Dean and Sharon Cook, and Randy and Suzie Cook. He has eight grandchildren which include locals and#8212; Gary, Stacey, and Ryan Cook; Terry (Veronica), Cory, and Maria (Ken) in Eureka, Calif.; and Derry (Brook) and Brent (Beth) in Alamo, Calif. He was also blessed with seven great-grandchildren that he was very close to this past year in Eureka.
Memorial donations can be made to Eureka Rescue Mission, Gideon’s, Hospice or your favorite charity. A Memorial Service took place Sept. 10, 2011, at First Covenant Church, 2526 J St., Eureka, CA. A private burial was held at Sierra Mountain Cemetery in Truckee.
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