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Mrs. George B. Cooke, widow of the late pioneer valley stockman, died yesterday at 1 o’clock at her home on East Eighth Street after an illness of several weeks [died November 26, 1926]. When only a small girl she moved to the Kittitas Valley with her parents, residing here the remainder of her life. [George died only five months earlier].

Mrs. Cooke was born October 22, 1869, in San Benito County, California, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rader. She grew to womanhood in this valley and on December 18, 1884, was married to the late George B. Cooke.

Surviving Mrs. Cooke are six sons and daughters: Guy, Chester, Lloyd, Florence (Mrs. Wilfred Baird), all of Ellensburg, and Mrs. Charles Bull of Calgary, Alberta; also three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. E. H. Huss and Mrs. Jennie Bailes of Ellensburg, E. A. England of Hollister, Cal., W. H. Rader of Tacoma and George and Pleas Rader of Thorp.

Mrs. Cooke was an active member of the Methodist Church from which the funeral will take place at 2 o’clock Sunday. This will be preceded by a short service at the home at 1:30 for the immediate family. Friends wishing to view the remains may call at the Steltz parlors from 10 to 1 o’clock tomorrow.