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Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary
200 West Beardsley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 434-7000
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Visitation
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary
200 West Beardsley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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Funeral service
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
10:00 AM
Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary
200 West Beardsley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
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Committal
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
11:00 AM
Memorial service
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
10:00 AM
Glencroft Assisted Living
8611 N 67th Ave
Glendale, AZ
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Norman L. Cook


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Norman L. Cook

Glendale Norman L. Cook, 86, died Monday, December 3 under hospice care at Glencroft Assisted Living near his home in Glendale, Arizona after a long bout with lung disease. Norman died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family members. He leaves his wife, Ellen Cook, son David Cook and wife Sue, daughter Cathleen Gleason and husband Chip, and stepsons Jeff and Dana Hostetler. Norman loved his five grandchildren; Michael, Daniel, Danielle, Shauna, and Monica, and his ten great-grandchildren; Manuel, Michelle, Hunter, Taylor, Kasi, Isabella, Brady, Jon, Avery and Adelaide, and two great-great-grandchildren; Xavier and Matthew. Norman is also survived by his sister Diane and her husband Chuck Hazel. He was preceded in death by daughter Cheryl, in 1975 at age 19, and his first wife Patricia L. Cook in 1980 at age 47. He was also preceded in death by his sister Jane, and brothers Wells and Doug. Norman was a leader from a very early age, and was successful at everything he put his mind to. He worked hard, was a man of great integrity, and was respected and admired by all who knew him. Born in Michigan on February 7, 1932 to Wayne and Beatrice Cook where his father was a farmer and his mother taught public school, Norman helped work the family farm. He graduated from St. Johns high school in 1949 where he played varsity football and baseball. He worked in the agricultural field as a milk cow breeder and farmer in the St. Johns area. During this time, Norman also served as a member of the Michigan National Guard. He relocated the family to Hudson, Michigan where he operated a Surge Dairy Equipment business. In 1961, Norman moved his family to Phoenix, Arizona where he joined the Phoenix Police Department. He was promoted twice, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. His career included work in the Patrol, Detective, and Internal Affairs Bureaus. He retired in 1988 after 27 years with the Police Department, and spent his time traveling and at a summer home in Munds Park, Arizona. Norman was a lifelong Christian and attended church until the time of his death. Services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Phoenix Memorial Park, 200 W Beardsley Rd in Phoenix. Visitation beginning at 9:00 am, funeral service following at 10:00 am and committal service at 11:00 am. There will be a memorial service held at Glencroft Assisted Living, 8611 N 67th Ave in Glendale on Monday, December 17 at 10:00 am. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley. Arrangements entrusted to Shadow Mountain Mortuary in Phoenix. For additional information, please visit www.shadowmountainmortuary.com
Published in The Arizona Republic from Dec. 7 to Dec. 9, 2018
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