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Edna Cooke Pierce Dawes

Edna Dawes, 90, lifetime Ellensburg resident, died Wednesday [February 29, 1984] at Gold Leaf Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 4, 1893 in Ellensburg, a daughter of the late Moran and Bell (Fulton) Cooke. She and Laurin T. Dawes were married in Ellensburg inn 1933. They farmed in the Fairview District and Mrs. Dawes operated a beauty shop in Ellensburg for many years.

They lived in Seattle during World War II and, following retirement, they returned to Ellensburg to make their home on Craig’s Hill.

She is survived by two brothers, Lester Cooke of Ellensburg and Francis Cooke of Prescott, Ariz., and seven nephews, Dick Houser of Renton, Les Houser of Seattle, David Cooke, Kent, Bill Cooke of Spokane, Charles Cooke, San Mateo, Calif., and Keith and Kenneth Haskins, both of Wenatchee.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in Evenson Chapel with the Rev. Donald Meekof officiating. Entombment will follow in IOOF mausoleum. [Edna’s first husband was Leslie Howard Pierce. They married December 25, 1920 in Kittitas Co., WA]