Robert Carllee Cook

October 7, 1936February 11, 2014

Bob was born in Elvins, Missisouri on October 7, 1936 to Everett P. Cook and Jessie T. (Arnett) Cook. He passed peacefully on February 11, 2014 at his home in Ramona, his family at his side.

He was preceeded in death by his parents and a brother, Everett E. Cook. He is survived by his wife Carolyn R. (Ishibashi) Cook, son, Robert D. Cook, and daughter, Shawn K. Cook.

He also leaves behind three sisters, Pauline Wallis, Mary Marshall, Alice Macke, and a brother, Walter (Don) Cook, all of Missouri, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was an avid reader, he also loved to traveling, fishing, and doing crossword puzzles. He loved music and dancing. He was in the Air Force prior to becoming an educator, and he loved our Country.

He received his B.A. in Education at Cape Girardeau, MO, and his M.A. in Administration at National University in San Marcos. Bob was passionate about education and helping children. He started his teaching career in Missouri and, after serving in the Air Force, moved to Los Angeles to continue his career in education in the Los Angeles Public School District. He then accepted a position in Warner Springs and concluded his career in the Ramona Unified School District where he served as elementary classroom teacher, Special Education teacher, Assistant Principal, and Administrator in the District Office of the Ramona Unified School District. His desire to help and inspire children led him to teaching summer sessions at Juvenile Hall in San Diego. Bob retired in 1992 after a 33 year career in education. Bob was, also, active in the Ramona First Christian Church. He not only was choir director for 25 years, but also served as Elder, Adult and Children's Sunday School teacher and led Wednesday night Bible Study Class.

He was a deep thinker and had many “words of wisdom” to help and support others. One piece of advice his children recall is: "You can't dwell on regret. If you dwell on it you can't move forward. Just learn from it, make different choices next time and move on."

He will truly be missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Friends of the Ramona Library Children's section.

Services will be at Eternal Hills Mortuary 1999 El Camino Real Oceanside, CA 92054 There will be a reception at the Rotunda in the San Diego Country Estates following the service. The address of the Rotunda is as follows: 11619 Gunn Stage Road Ramona, CA 92065

Arrangements under the direction of Eternal Hills Memorial Park, Mortuary, and Crematory, Oceanside, California.


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October 27, 2014

Shawn, I am truly saddened about the death of your father. I came upon this when looking for services for my wife, Ruth, who is in hospice. My prayers are with you and you family.

March 20, 2014

My sincere sympathy to the family for the loss of your dear loved one. May you find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2. Again my deepest sympathy.


March 11, 2014

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss for Psalms 68:19 says: “Blessed be Almighty God who daily carries the load for us.” May God's comfort bring relief and may you feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends at this time of sorrow. –

March 1, 2014

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.

Jessica Yerkey

February 25, 2014

Shawn and Mom,
I am so sorry to hear the news. Dad was a good man, and I will miss seeing his bright and cheery smile. He was always kind and welcoming when I saw him. If there is anything we can do, let us know. He will be forever in my heart.
Love, Jess (Team Yerkey)

February 22, 2014

Bob was a good man and will miss him to. Randy superior automotive

Kathy Marsh (Ramona Animal Hospital)

February 22, 2014

I just found out!!! My heart aches for all of you! Thinking of you all.

February 20, 2014

Dear Carolyn and family,
I was sorry to hear about Bob. His years of educating the children of Ramona was a great contribution to the community.
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dante Cosentino

February 19, 2014

Thinking of you and your family with sincere sympathy ... Genia and Jack Engelstad

Beth Ann and John Purvis

February 19, 2014

I remember Bob as a very happy person. Always smiling and making others smile. He was a very kind and good person. Heaven gained an Angel. Condolences to Carolyn and family. We are keeping you all in our prayers.