James S. Cooke(1939-2012)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - James S. Cooke, 73, passed away Nov. 10, 2012, in Albuquerque, N.M.

Born Feb. 26, 1939, in Amherst, he was the son of the late Esther Williams and Howard Cooke.

After three years in the U.S. Army, Jim settled in New Mexico and became a truck driver.

He was predeceased by his brothers, Howard Jr. of North Carolina and Albert of Amherst; sisters, Esther of Amherst and Thelma of Holyoke and stepson, Joe of New Mexico.

He is survived by six brothers, Charles of Florence, Richard of Colorado, William of Seattle, Robert of Amherst, George of Florida and Roy of Hatfield; three sisters, Virginia Cooke of Amherst, Jean and Mary Martin of Alabama; his stepdaughters, Bonnie and Rita; his step grandchildren, Dana, Chris, Debi and Azure; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was buried in New Mexico.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Dec. 1, 2012