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Don Lee Cook

January 12, 1930 ~ September 12, 2018 (age 88)

Don Lee Cook of Spokane, WA, passed away peacefully, on September 12, 2018. He was 88 years old. Don was born on January 12, 1930, to Ernest & Bessie Cook, of Nine Mile Falls, WA. Don grew up on Four Mound prairie with his four brothers, Lloyd, Fred, Ray, & Gordon Rowland. Don & his mother moved to Spokane, where he graduated from North Central High School in 1948. He worked for nearly 40 years as a Cameraman in the printing business. He started out at C.W. Hill printing and later worked for The Spokane Valley Herald. Don married Dolores Kambeitz in 1955 and had 3 children. Don remarried Yvonne Havens in 1977 and adopted her son. He enjoyed camping, gardening, and going to the casino with Yvonne. He had a love for hot rods & classic cars. He had a great sense of humor and was adored by everyone that met him. Don is survived by; his wife, Yvonne Cook of Spokane, his daughter Robin & Joe Schwagerl, of Mesa, AZ, his son, Tim & Yvette Cook, of DeSmet, ID, his son, Don & Carol Cook, of Spokane, his son, John & Jen Cook, of Issaquah, WA. Grandchildren, Sommer & Jeremy Munsen, of Deer Park, WA, Shiloh Oliver, of Charlotte, NC, Brandon & CeCe Cook, of Plummer, ID, Casey Cook, of Eugene, OR, Jeffrey Middleton, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Kassie Lotze, of Coeur d’Alene, ID, Joshua Cook, of Spokane, Liam Cook, of Issaquah, WA. Great grandchildren, Colton, Talon, Nikisa, Lillianna & Amare’.

A reception will be held at Hennessey Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division, Spokane, WA, on Saturday, September 29th, at 3 PM.

The family will be holding a memorial at a later date and asks instead of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Don, to the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Foundation

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