Ralph William Cook, Sr. (1918 - 2009)

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Ralph William Cook Sr.
1918 - 2009
Ralph William Cook Sr., passed away Friday, July 31, 2009, in Meridian, Idaho, at the age of 91. He was born on May 22, 1918 in Flint, Mich., to William Floyd Cook and Lula Mae Spraker Cook.
Ralph was raised in Michigan and graduated from Kettering Institute after which he started his career as a Tool Engineer for General Motors Chevrolet. He was very active in leadership roles throughout his life in civic groups and his church. Ralph and Arlene moved to Meridian in 1999.
He leaves his wife Arlene; his son Ralph Jr. and wife Rama (Idaho), and four grandsons and their families, Don and Julie and their children, Megan, Jake, Zack, Nate and Molly (Illinois); Scott and Kylee (Utah); Ryan and Lori and their daughters Whitney, Andie, Heidi, and Bailee (Idaho); and Nicholaus Cook (Idaho). He also leaves a brother, Robert and his wife Peggy (Michigan); and a sister-in-law Lois Cook (Florida).
He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Emily Ann, and his brother George.
A private memorial service was held in Boise on Sunday, Aug. 2, at Cloverdale Funeral Home. Concluding services will be in Flint, Mich., under the direction of the Swartz Funeral Home and burial will be at Sunset Hills.
To read a more detailed obituary and submit condolences and memories for the family please visit www.CloverdaleFuneralHome.com
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Aug. 5, 2009