Sally was born on September 26, 1928 to Gordon and Arlene Steiner in Los Angeles California. Sally had two younger sisters, Nancy and Sue. Sally married Robert (Bob) Cook in 1948. She graduated from the University of Denver in 1951, and later returned to Long Beach State for her Masters in Library Media Science in 1968. Sally and Bob had three boys living in Rancho Palos Verde California, and decided to move the family to Evergreen Colorado in 1970. Sally enjoyed teaching and working as a librarian at Marshdale Elementary School where she made lifelong friends with many. When Sally retired, she found a love for bicycling, square dancing, singing in her church choir, her book club and skiing with the Copper Mountain Over-The-Hill-Gang.
Sally moved to Oaktree Villa, in Scotts Valley California, in 2010 after the passing of her husband so she could be close to her three sons and their families. Sally was a bright light at Oaktree Villa, becoming president of the resident's association, going on many "Wednesday" outings with her friends, hosting the weekly Bingo game, participating in daily activities, especially the games, as well as becoming a good friend to many she met there. Her mind was sharp and she remained active into her 90's, enjoying the milder climate of the Santa Cruz area.
Sally is survived by her children, Andrew (Bailey) Durango Colorado, Dan (Kelli) Scotts Valley, Chris (Lisa) of Danville California, her grandchildren, Christina, Jeffrey, Haley, Katie, Connor and Mackenzie, five great-grandchildren and her sister Sue (Dick) Hunter. She will be missed by her family. It was so special to have her close for the last 10 years of her life, enjoying many meals, holidays and outings with her.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Santa Cruz County and Paradise Villa for the loving care and support they provided during the last few months of her life. Donations can be made in Sally's name to Hospice of Santa Cruz County, 940 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066 or hospicesantacruz.org.