The Curry Coastal Pilot

Patricia A. (Bonner) Cooke

Jan. 23, 1937-Aug. 7, 2014

Patricia Ann Cooke, 77, of Brookings, passed away at her home Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Patricia was born Jan. 23, 1937, in Crandall, Clarke, Mississippi, to Grady Lee Bonner and Audie Jane Smith. The family left Crandall in the late 1940s and moved to Westwood, Lassen, California, where her dad worked in the lumber industry.

Patricia was a beautiful, self-determined, multitalented woman. She had love and compassion for all of her family and friends. She loved travel, genealogy, and jazz!

Patricia is survived by her husband Claude; her son Randy McCuen; stepchildren Scott (Pam) Cooke of Connecticut, Leslie Zoehrer (Jim) of Washington, Kim Friberg (Eric) of Washington; brother Mark Bonner (Bobette) of Brookings; and sister Opal Favero of California. There are also nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, cousins and a nephew in California.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents; Grady Lee Bonner and Audie Jane Smith, two older siblings, Grady Lee Jr., and Ruby Bonner, and her infant son, Donald Timothy McCuen.

The family wishes to thank Coastal Home Health and Hospice and Redwood Memorial Chapel for their excellent care during this time of bereavement.

Submitted by the family.