Joan Delores Cook passed away March 13, 2019 in Plano, Texas. She was born in DeKalb, Illinois on April 20,1930. She was predeceased by her parents, Delbert and Ethel Trowbridge, and is survived by her sister, Shirley Keiser, Charles City, Iowa.
She is lovingly remembered by four daughters, eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren;
Terrie Perrine (Peter VanDuyne) Holden, Maine;
Lori Ellis (Russ) Denton, Texas and sons:
Beau (Lauren) and children Caleb, Carleigh, Kiersten;
Blake (Lyndsey) and child Lucas;
Ginny Cook, Mesa, Arizona and children:
Megan (Steve) Tolnai and children Greyson and Scarlett;
Austin Weiss, Alexandra Weiss and Hannah Weiss;
Sandy Cook Smith (Julius Kappler) Carrollton, Texas and son Joshua; and two nieces, Denise Holzer and Debbie Nelson; and grandnieces, Jessica Jeffries and Katie Sullivan.
Joan worked as a bookkeeper and held her real estate license. She lived in a number of states but spent the majority of her adult life in Charles City. She enjoyed the RV lifestyle for a period of time traveling to warmer places in the winter. Joan was a member of the Congregational Church in Charles City where she played handbells and sang in the choir. She was involved with the VFW, American Legion, Republican Party, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and had a library of cookbooks. She also had a great love for animals, passing that love of pets on to her children.
A private memorial will be held at a later date. To honor her memory, donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association, or the Humane Society.
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