Aberdeen resident Larrie Lou “Booie” Cook passed away at home on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. She was 81. Booie was born on May 16, 1931, in Everett, Wash. to George and Flossie (Dalton) Campbell. She was raised in Everett.
On November 27, 1949, she married Edgar Cook. He passed away January 5, 2003.
Booie and Ed moved to Grays Harbor in December of 1969, she had worked as a cook at several different places including the Chuck Wagon, Western Buffet; Pacific Care Center in Hoquiam and St. Joseph Hospital in Aberdeen.
For many years she and her husband Edgar would dress up and play Santa and Mrs. Claus at Christmas time for many different organizations.
Booie belonged to several clubs and organizations, including the VFW Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Elks in Raymond and was a big fan of the local jazz bands. She loved to bake and cook; specializing in birthday and wedding cakes. She enjoyed crafts and loved to sing silly songs to her grandchildren. She loved the holidays and especially Easter, where every year she would host a huge Easter egg hunt. Even though she only had seven children of her own there were many that called her mom or grandma.
She is survived by her seven children, daughters, Vicky Cheever and Tammy (Burnie) Mullins; sons, Tom (Judy), Larry (Jennalee), Dan, Bob (Leslie) and Dinger (Cheryl); brother, David Campbell; sisters, Bonnie Jaugen, Lynn Bradshaw and Anne Bourke; her caregiver, Linda Hrisko; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; with one great-great grandchild on the way.
Booie is preceded in death by her husband, Edgar; her sister, Barb Blevins; and her brother, Howard Bagget.
A celebration of Booie’s life will take place at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Harbor City Church located at 1700 Cherry St. in Aberdeen.
To sign the online book of memories or to light a memorial candle please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Arrangements are by Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.