|November 17, 2014|
DeLaura Cook, passed away at Providence Centralia Hospital on Nov. 14, 2014, following a short illness. She was surrounded by family as she peacefully entered God's kingdom.
DeLaura was born in Seattle on Nov. 25, 1930, to Malcom and Alma Krohn Broughton. She moved to Winlock when she was a junior in high school with plans to return to Seattle upon graduation in 1949; however, she met Elmer Cook and they were married on Dec. 24, 1949. Elmer and DeLaura worked together to grow a business with logging trucks, dump trucks, and lowbed trucks. DeLaura was active in PTA, Eastern Star, church activities, and International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She enjoyed sewing, reading, knitting, making porcelain dolls, playing the piano, and researching family history. She and Elmer enjoyed traveling which included visiting all 50 states and several trips to Europe.
She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son David, sister Joan Gottfryd and brother Chip Broughton.
DeLaura is survived by her husband of 65 years, Elmer; her children Diane (Chuck) Christin, Napavine; Debbie (Jim) Aust, Chehalis; Donna (Steve) McNew, Toledo; and Ernie (Chrystol) Cook, Toledo, 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, a sister, Charlene Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A social hour will be held on Nov. 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Chehalis Methodist Church on Market Blvd. followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Services are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock.
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