Cook Jr., Louis Craig (February 20, 1912 - July 15, 1953)



Unknown - July 23, 1953

Louis C. Cook, 41, son of Mrs. Katherine Cook of Douglas and a well known Vancouver, Wash., realtor, died Wednesday, July 15 of a heart attack.

Funeral services were conducted Friday in Vancouver.

Owner of the Cook Realty company, he was a past president of the Vancouver Realty board and recently was appointed one of the five real estate commissioners for the state of Washington.

He was born in Douglas February 20, 1912, the son of the late Louis Cook and Mrs. Katherine Cook. He attended schools in Douglas and for some time was employed with the Douglas Enterprise.

He moved to Vancouver in 1941 and served as a radio announcer before entering the realty business.

He was married to Miss Elaine Booke in Provo, Utah, August 28, 1943.

He was a veteran of World War II, spending four years in the navy.

He held memberships in the Vancouver Realty board and Elks Lodge No. 823 of Vancouver and the Masonic and Eastern Star orders in Douglas.

Surviving are his wife, Elaine; a six-year-old son, Louis Craig Cook; a daughter, Danise, aged four; his mother, Mrs. Katherine Cook; a sister, Mrs. Harold McColl, and two brothers, Tom Cook of Douglas and Ralph D. "Kelly" Cook of Worland, and his grandmother, Mrs. L.B. Crum of Douglas.

His mother and Mrs. McColl flew to Vancouver when notified that Louis had suffered the heart attack Monday afternoon. Tom and Ralph went to Vancouver for the funeral services.

Louis C. Cook

Douglas Budget - October 31, 1974

The reinterment of Douglas native Louis C. Cook, whose death occurred at Vancouver, Wash., July 15, 1953, took place October 10 in Douglas, according to information disclosed this week by the family.

Mr. Cook, remembered by many in this community, was born February 20, 1912. His remains, exhumed from the Vancouver Cemetery, were reinterred in the Cook family plot in Douglas Park Cemetery, at the family's request.

He was the son of longtime Douglas resident Mrs. Katherine S. Cook, now of LaMirada, Calif., and the late Louis Cook, a prominent pioneer rancher of Converse County.


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