Daniel L. Cook went to be with the Lord after a short battle with cancer the morning of July 12, 2018. His wife honored his wishes to have no treatment, and die at home in his own bed. His children helped care for him until he passed. Dan left this world when his son, Gregory, told him, “Danny Boone it’s time to either get up and get in the crummy or go on to heaven.” A few breaths later he chose heaven.
Dan was born to Frank M. and Dolores A. Cook (Peterson) on March 21, 1948, in Vancouver, Washington. He was preceded in death by his Father Frank; grandparents on both sides, some aunts, uncles and cousins, too numerous to mention. He is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Denise Cook; mother, Dolores Cook; and Sister, Karen Allen, both of Winston; mother of his children, Nancy Cook, Roseburg; children, Laura Axon, Portland, Oregon, Gregory Cook (Tomara), Roseburg, Brinton Paige Cook, Sisters, Oregon, twins Jennifer Cook (David Williams), Salem, Oregon, and Brian Cook (Pam), Fort Bragg, North Carolina; step children, Steven Karlovich, Jason Karlovich (Kimmy), and Elizabeth Paul (Larry), all of Roseburg and surrounding area; grandchildren, Henry and Charlie Axon, Dylan, Katelynn, and Karli Cook, Madeline Williams, Jackson, Wyatt, and Benjamin Cook; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and best friend since Jr. High, Jerry Freamon and wife Darlene.
Dan had many fond memories of his early child hood on Little Kalama Rd. in Woodland, Washington, where he spent his time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. His family moved to Roseburg when he was five where he spent most of the rest of his life. He played sports in school and had a paper route growing up. As a young adult he worked in the woods, starting out as a choker setter with his good friend Wally Plikat. He soon became a yarder engineer, and worked for many different logging outfits as a yarder engineer and crummy driver. He first retired at age 62 but soon returned to running yarder, and driving crummy for Wally until he became too ill in May. He made many good friends over the years and loved them all. He had so many wonderful memories and stories from his logging years in the Umpqua National Forest. One of his fondest memories was logging up on Mt. St. Helens in 1982, about a year after the eruption. He remembered the volcano still smoldering. He loved fishing hunting, and camping with the family when working away from home. He is very much missed by his loyal little buddy; his pom, Jack.
The family would like to thank Cynthia Maynes and her office staff, and Amedisys Hospice for the wonderful care and guidance during Dan’s illness, and Rick’s Medical for their caring and great service.
A Celebration of Life Potluck will be held at Stanton Park in Canyonville on July 21, 2018 starting at noon. Please come and join Dan’s family. Bring a dish, chair, memories and stories to share.
Pearson’s funeral Home will be doing Aquamation.
Call Denise Cook 541-580-7862 with questions.