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Catherine Rose Johnson Cook

1912 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Catherine Rose Johnson Cook Obituary

Catherine Rose Johnson Cook, 101, of Idaho Falls, spirit left this Earth on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 7, 1912, at Leadore, Idaho, to James Shirlie Johnson and Viola Ellen Miller Johnson. She also lived in Salmon, Shelley, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls. She graduated from high school and received her licensed practical nursing training in Salmon.

In 1933, she married Denny Elswood in Shelley. They were later divorced.

On March 19, 1955, she married Delwin Dean Cook in Salmon.

Catherine was a mother and homemaker and also worked as an LPN at Salmon Hospital. She was a DOES Drove Chaplain for 30 years.

Catherine was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church since 1960 and was co-founder of the prayer chain. She enjoyed baking, sewing, handiwork, gardening and had a great love of animals and the beauty of God's nature.

Survivors are her daughter, Sharon R. Elswood of Idaho Falls, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975; her mother, Viola Johnson in January 1993; and her son, Jim Elswood in 2004.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 21, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 270 N. Placer Ave., with the Reverend Susan Speir presiding.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Bonneville County Humane Society, 444 N. Eastern Ave., Idaho Falls, ID 83402; or the Idaho Falls Soup Kitchen, 301 S. Boulevard, Idaho Falls, ID 83402.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register on Apr. 18, 2014
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