In loving memory of William (Bill) J. Cook Feb. 9, 1942 to May 26, 2024


William J. Cook passed away in Vancouver, Washington. He was born in Woodland, Washington, to John and Lillian Cook. 

Bill was preceded in death by the love of his life, Sharon J. Cook. 

Bill loved growing up at the end of Little Kalama Road where he grew his passion for the great outdoors. He loved camping, fishing (he knew what to use to get ’em), hunting (he got his deer and elk every year), going for drives in the mountains and with family, friends and complete strangers. At a young age, Bill started his career in logging. He became a highly skilled shovel operator. Most companies were calling him to work for them. He never worried about a job.

Bill loved his large family. He had four children, Dean (Jaya) Cook, Diane Cook, Brenda Tsugawa and KayDell White. He enjoyed all of his 11 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was the youngest of 10 children. His siblings, Doris James, Evelyn Phumphrey, Frances Davis, Frank, Cliff, Dick, Melvin, Vern and Jerry Cook, all preceded him in death, as well as his parents. He enjoyed being uncle to so many nieces and nephews, too many to mention. 

We will miss him greeting us with "howdy howdy” and giving us his smile and a wave and knowing that he was always there when we needed anything. 

Services for Bill will be June 28th at 11 a.m. at Highland Lutheran Church in La Center, Washington, with graveside services right after. 

Please join us after, for dinner, at the Vets Hall in Woodland, to share memories and stories with each other!