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Rachel Anne Cook

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Rachel Anne (Carroll) Cook

Rachel Anne (Carroll) Cook, an unparalleled mother, wife, daughter, and friend, passed away January 17th, 2018. She was 49.

Rachel was the head special education teacher at North Star Elementary School and was known and beloved for her unique ability to develop lasting bonds with everyone around her. She was a tireless advocate for all students - especially those with disabilities.

She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Brian Cook; and her daughters, Riley and Makenna. She also is survived by her parents, Ellouise and Glen Carroll and her sister, Christine Carroll-Moore; mother-in-law, Charla Cook, and sister-in-law, Lynn Cook Gallagher and husband, Sean Gallagher. She leaves many cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Rachel also touched the lives of so many friends, students and families in her community. Rachel will be missed more than words can convey.

Memorial contributions may be made to a gofundme account - gofundme.com/rachel-cook - to support a scholarship fund that will encourage young people to become teachers of special education students, where there is a significant need. Rachel was always helping others. Memorial contributions may be made to Go Fund Me to support a scholarship fund being created in Rachel's name to encourage talented future educators to focus their energies on the kiddos that need it most.

More information on Rachel's life may be found at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 21, 2018
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