ROBERT M. "Bob" COOK (1953 - 2014)

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ROBERT "Bob" M. COOK, 60 of Juneau Alaska, passed on to his Heavenly home on February 10, 2014.

His Celebration of Life will be held on Sat. March 22, 2014 at 1pm at DIPAC, the Macaulay Visitor Center. Rev. Richard Green of Glacier Valley Church of God will officiate. Finger foods for the reception would be appreciated.
Robert was born in Chelan, WA. on Sept.1, 1953. All through school he loved music and sports. He was a drum major, was in the swing choir, played basketball, baseball, football and was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from Chelan High School in 1972. He continued his education and graduated from Eastern Washington University where he studied Psychology and Criminal Justice. He played football as a running back for the EWU Eagles. Robert put himself through college by working as a "Hot Shot" repelling out of helicopters to fight fires every summer. He was in the first group in the USA to do this and they called themselves the "Hummingbirds." He did security as a Lieutenant for Mill Bay Casino and also for Chelan Police Dept. He retired from law enforcement and worked for Powercom, installing fiber optics across Washington. He worked in the apple orchard with his friend Al, running the tractor moving the apple bins during harvest.
Several years ago, Chris was in Chelan at a Princess House Crystal Seminar where she met Robert. They kept in touch over the years and finally he was lured North by his "Alaska Princess." Christine Hansen Tatham and Robert M. Cook were married on Jan. 3, 2009. He said he had married the "love of his life." His first Alaska job was at DIPAC until the end of the season. He then worked for Miller Construction as a flagger and Gold Belt Security at the Juneau Int'l. Airport. The last 4 years he has worked for SECON as a traffic control supervisor. He loved seeing all the wildlife that Alaska has to offer while working on the roads. Eagles, ravens, sea otters, salmon, deer, bears not to mention crazy drivers. He loved getting brownies and cookies or a cold pop/water from the Thane road residents! Bob was a member of Laborers Union #942.
Bob was always busy and didn't like sitting around. He drove the church bus, attended JYFL football games, JDHS and TMHS basketball games. He coached his son Ryan's football and baseball team's. He was so happy the SEAHAWKS won the Super Bowl! Obviously he enjoyed sports, riding his Harley with the Tongass Chapter of H.O.G. and spending time with his and Chris' kids and grand kids when they could. Bob's last trip was to Mexico for alternative cancer treatment. All through life he played hard and worked hard. He learned that through playing have to keep fighting. He did his best to fight hard with everything to beat cancer. Throughout his medical treatment he smiled and would do anything he could to help others and even kept working even though his medical team encouraged him to that it was time to stop working. He was not a quitter and worked almost up to the end.
Robert is survived by his wife Christine, mother Katherine Cook, sister Carolyn Engstrom, children: Jennifer, Ryan, Gage, Christine, Cheryl. Grandchildren: Hannah, Jacob, Autumn, Caitlin, Garin and Jaxen. Robert was preceded in death by his father, Norman L. Cook, brother Richard N. Cook.
The family of Robert Cook wishes to thank DIPAC, SEARHC Medical /Dental, Dr. Taylor Dunn-VMC, Hospice, church family and friends that have sent cards, prayers, emails, flowers, meals and snacks. All those gifts of kindness mean more than you'll ever know. God Bless!

A Robert M. Cook Memorial Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to help defray medical expenses. You may contact the family at: P.O. Box 32378 Juneau, Alaska 99803 or [email protected]">[email protected]">[email protected]">[email protected].
Published in The Juneau Empire on Mar. 18, 2014
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