James Edward Cook, Sr.|
Born: March 14, 1937
Died: March 26, 2013
Jim Cook was born in Seattle to Carroll and Wyanona Cook. The eldest of four children, sister Beverly, brothers Jerry (deceased) and Corky.
Jim graduated from Lincoln High in 1955 then embarked upon a 38 year career at the Boeing Aircraft Company. Jim's career was a remarkable success story as he progressed from casual laborer into management and later as an instructor in the emerging field of non-destructive testing. His career success allowed Jim to travel the world extensively. Jim took tremendous pride in his Boeing career and contribution.
Jim was preceded in death by Beverly, his wife of 33 years. Together they raised daughter Cindy and son Jim Jr. This tremendous loss was followed by a great find in wife of 17 years, Deanna Cook. Overnight, his happy family became a happy, large family. Combined, Jim and Deanna shared their love and affection with 7 children, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Jim had numerous and varied interests and possessed a lifelong love of learning. He built boats; restored antique cars, coached little league, and after retiring from Boeing, learned to fly.
A man of strong opinions Jim was famous for prefacing advice with "Let me clue you".
It seems likely that when Jim made his first introduction in heaven he began with: "let me clue you,
I had a damn good life".
A memorial service to be held at Acacia Memorial Park
14951 Bothell Way N.E.
Monday, April 1st at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Northwest Kidney Centers.
Published in The Seattle Times from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2013