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Kristopher "Kris" Cook


1954 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Kristopher "Kris" Cook Obituary
Kristopher Cook, born April 3, 1954 passed away in Ellensburg on Monday, February 28 2011.

Kris was born in Seattle to Bette and Rene Cook. He grew up in Yakima and graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1972. After high school, Kris joined the Army and was assigned oversees to Germany. He continued to be an active member of the National Guard until 1984. After returning from Germany, Kris continued his education at Walla Walla Community College. He then obtained a job with Washington State Employment Security Department, beginning his 32 year career with ESD. He managed many offices throughout the state, most recently in Wenatchee.

While living in Ellensburg, Kris was involved with the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion. He enjoyed riding his Harley and spending time in the sun. He loved the Mariners and never missed a game. Kris was known for his easy going nature and his sense of humor. He was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Kris is survived by his wife Laurie Branson, his children Jessie Cook and Rachel Width, his granddaughters McKenna Cook and Ebone Johnson, his brother Michael Cook, his sister Karolyn Schillinger (John), his nieces and nephews.

At Kris's request the will be no services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to KV Home Health & Hospice or the American Legion Affordable Funeral Care, 101 E 2nd Ave. Ellensburg, WA. 98926. Affordable Funeral Care is entrusted with arrangements.
Published in Daily Record from Mar. 2 to Mar. 8, 2011
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