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Helen Cook

Helen Luella Cook

The Dalles, Ore.

April 13, 1918 - July 16, 2014

Helen Luella Cook, a resident of The Dalles, Oregon died at home Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She was 96 years of age.
Helen was born April 13, 1918 on a farm in Newton, Kansas to Albert and Anna (King) Steiner and was raised and educated in Kansas. She and Robert Cook were married and lived in Los Angeles, California for many years where she was active in the Broadway Methodist Church and the PTA. Helen earned a life membership in PTA. She moved to The Dalles, Oregon in 1975 and was an active member of First Christian Church, as a host for Bible Study and Lady for Jam and Coffee. Helen also had worked for Dr. Hoffman and volunteered for ten years in the surgery holding area at Mid-Columbia Medical Center.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Robert in 1977, sisters Lilly, Dorothy and Florence and brothers Ervin, Raymond and Paul.
She is survived by her sons, Darrell Cook and Jim Cook and his wife Nancy. One grandchild and one great grandchild also survive.
Private interment was held at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
A Celebration of Helen’s Life will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church.

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JGrabill 3 years, 3 months ago

I just discovered Aunt Helen's obituary while doing some work on my Ancestry.com account. Thought I would send belated condolences from your Kansas family members. This is Jolene Grabill, Ervin's (Helen's oldest brother) grandaughter and Helen's great niece. Darell, I remember meeting you at some point in our childhood so perhaps I met you then too, Jim. My mother, Ruth Jeanette (Steiner) Grabill literally lay dying of Alzheimer's disease when your mom passed away. She died on September 8, 2014, less than a month after your mom. She had spent the last two and a half years at a small facility for people with Alzheimer's near me in Topeka. Mother always though highly of Aunt Helen and had kept in touch with her until just the last handful of years when Mother's dementia made such details too challenging to manage. Even though they were a generation apart, it is comforting to think these two Steiner girls might have been able to find their way around heaven together. I will share this news with my Aunt Bev (Beverly Steiner Olson) who is Ervin's only other child. Aunt Bev is 85 and lives in Presbyterian Manor in Salina, Kansas. When I last asked her, Aunt Bev had lost tract of Aunt Helen.

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