Doris Cook

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  • "I will always remember Doris' smile, her Bible School..."
    - Marjorie Swearingen
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September 19, 1920 - December 22, 2008
Doris Cook passed away December 22, 2008 after a long slow decline. She is remembered as a gracious generous person who loved her family and her church. Born on September 19, 1920, in Eveleth, Minnesota, to Swedish emigrants Alfred Stead and Jennie Rundquist, Doris spoke with fondness of growing up in northern Minnesota. In 1942 she rode the train from Minnesota to Biloxi, Mississippi, to marry her sweetheart, Floyd Cook, where he was serving in the Army Air Corp. After raising their family in Wichita Falls, Texas, they moved to Colorado Springs in 1981. Floyd died in 1982 before getting to enjoy all the good things about Colorado. Doris was active in her church taking on many leadership roles over her life. She was recognized by her church as a "Quiet Disciple", a person who quietly works in the service of others. Doris is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Malcolm Stead, husband, and two sons, Larry and Roland Cook. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Denis Doyle of Peyton, grandchildren Laura (Jonathan) Hannum of Dotsero, Colorado, Will (Angie) Doyle of Longmont, and from Texas Jamey (Kristen) Cook, Chelsea (Jeff) Geissen, Vanessa Cook, Hilary (Phillip) Starr, Kevin Cheek, great granddaughter Haley Cook, ex daughter-in-law Rita (Randy) Cheek, and sisters Rhoda (John) Hamm of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Leona Nelson of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, and numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you, outstanding people at Village and Skyline, for your loving care of Doris for the past 2 ½ years and Evercare Hospice since June. Services will be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church later in January. Please give your memorials to the charity of your choice.
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Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum/Funeral Home
1730 East Fountain Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 634-1597
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Published in The Gazette on Dec. 28, 2008
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