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Chester Allen Cooke

Chester Allen Cooke, 60, widely known Ellensburg resident and a Kittitas Valley native, died this morning [January 31, 1950] at the Valley General Hospital. He had been in the hospital four days.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George B. Cooke, who conducted large early-day cattle operations in the valley, Cooke was born here and had lived most of his life in the valley. He farmed on the old Cooke place in the Edgemont-Thrall District until 1938, when he moved to a ranch near Cashmere. In June of 1941, a few months before Pearl Harbor, he went to Hawaii to work in a Naval installation there. He remained in Hawaii three years and then retuned to the mainland to take employment in a Naval installation on Treasure Island, San Francisco. He returned here in 1946. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Winifred Cooke for Ellensburg; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Ohlander, Mrs. Frances Lieb, and Mrs. Ruth Treischel, all of Seattle; two sons, Bruce of Atlanta, Ga., and Robert of Cashmere; two brothers, Guy Cooke of Ellensburg and Lloyd Cooke of Tacoma; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Baird of Ellensburg, Mrs. Kate Bull of Calgary and Mrs. Florence Roe of Omak; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Honeycutt-Evenson Chapel, with Rev. H. W. Harshman officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF cemetery.