OBITUARY

David Wayne Cook

October 11, 1954November 30, 2018
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David Wayne Cook was born to Sonny and Ruth Cook on October 11, 1954. David graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1972. He attended YVCC in 1973 and was employed by Pyramid Orchards as a Controlled Atmosphere Tech until 2004 when he managed Minda Lanes until his retirement in 2016.

David was an avid fisherman, but the sport of bowling was his true passion. David had numerous 300 games and 800 series. He was an Officer and Board Director for the Yakima Bowling Association and Central Washington USBC from 1995 until 2014. He served as President of the Washington State Bowling Association from 2002-2003 and served on many boards.

David especially loved his “Senior Leagues” and Saturday Morning “Bill’s Crew” for those with special needs. David proved anyone could bowl no matter the challenge.

David is survived by his wife Rononna “Nona,” mother Ruth Cook, stepchildren, Heather (Randy) Sides, Travis (Rhonda) Glenn, grandchildren Garrett and Evan Sides, Sage, Owen, and JT Glenn, in laws Ronald and Karlene Jacobs, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins from Alabama, California and special aunt from Yakima Anna Mae.

David is preceded in death by his father Sonny Cook February 4, 2018.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home. Graveside Services on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11 am at West Hills Memorial Park. Refreshments to follow at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home. To share a memory of David please visit www.lepfuneralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • David is survived by his wife Rononna “Nona,” mother Ruth Cook, stepchildren, Heather (Randy) Sides, Travis (Rhonda) Glenn, grandchildren Garrett and Evan Sides, Sage, Owen, and JT Glenn, in laws Ronald and Karlene Jacobs, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins from Alabama, California and special aunt from Yakima Anna Mae.

    David is preceded in death by his father Sonny Cook February 4, 2018.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Travis Glenn
  • Randy Sides
  • Garrett Sides
  • Evan Sides
  • Elray Compo
  • Gordon Emry

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, December 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

David Wayne Cook

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ruth cook

December 8, 2018

we love you for ever and ever , you and dad are having a great reunion. we will miss your loving smile and being at home with me. I enjoyed the two years that spent with you at home. auntie Anna Mae is sharing your fishing trips to banks lake and all the rattle snakes .and how much we all enjoyed all the fishing trips and all the fun we had all thru the years. we love you God bless you love mom and auntie Anna Mae

Shauna Rosacrans

December 6, 2018

Dave was also so kind to my husband Kory and I. He always gave me good tips while I was learning to bowl. Although we haven’t seen him in several years, I will always consider him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with Nona and his family during this difficult time. Rest In Peace.

Raymond Jones

December 5, 2018

Dave you were on nice guy. The first time I meet you, I knew that you had great bowling and willing to share to me. I also would like to thank you for introducing me to the Scratch League in Monday Night, that made me a better bowler and handle pressure when I needed a strike for myself and my team. Dave you will be truly missed. You also will be looking all the bowlers in Central Washington. I also like to Thank you getting me and my dad involved in the traveling league.

Laurie Waytuck

December 5, 2018

Dave,
From the moment I met you years ago working at Skookum the lessons in life started, and over the years they kept coming, both on and off the lanes. I learned the fine art of bartering – bowling team name place cards for free lane time, providing league stats to acquire my first new ball. You were also the first to tell me to “put up or shut up” and if I didn’t like the way things were going to step up to the plate and become part of the solution not the problem. Thus, my life and love of bowling began. I learned to counter negotiate – run for city secretary and you would serve on the local bowling association board. Although, that one kind of snowballed on you as you went on to serve on all three local boards and two state boards.
Things were never quite simple with you and you often said that if you were going to do something “do it right” or don’t do it at all. Which again led to Yakima hosting many City and State tournaments. Which led to ball bag tags for every bowler, to brackets and “super” brackets, to raffles to raise money for scholarships. It was always a team effort with you. Friendships were formed, and wonderful memories made.
You were also a fierce competitor and once told me that you have no friends out on the lanes only those after you roll your last ball. It was a lesson I didn’t understand until you “roped” Nona and I into bowling on the Monday Night Scratch League. A point was a point, show no mercy and take no survivors. That was fun!!!
You encouraged me to be a better person and that there was more fun in giving than receiving. I am honored to have called you friend. Our heartfelt thanks to your family that graciously shared you with us over the years. Our lives have been richer and fuller having known you.
Take care, rest easy and find peace Dave.
P.S. Say hello to Al, John, Lee, Joe, Pat, Myrtle, and Deb for me. And, for goodness sake, PLEASE don’t get anything started until the “old gang” can be up there to help.

Ally Delozier

December 5, 2018

Oh Dave, you will be so missed. You were one of my biggest supporters throughout my bowling career and an even better friend. It was an honor to have you in mine and my children's lives, and I hope you can rest easy now, friend. You are so loved.

Jeffrey Penuel

December 4, 2018

Dave, You were such a great friend. And you taught me so much when it came to bowling. I cant believe I knew you over 20 plus years I will dearly miss you big buddy Now when you're up there in heave watch over my sister Angel :) And till I meet you again God Bless you big buddy

Glenda Baker-Phillips

December 4, 2018

Hoss, you will be missed sweet cousin. I know several who were waiting to greet you when you arrived. We were not ready to let you go but I can picture the wonderful reunion in heaven. May you now rest in peace cousin of mine and we will see you again someday. I pray that God will wrap his arms around Ruth and the years of memories will give her comfort. Love to you all!
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Elray Compo

December 4, 2018

"Years ago at a bowling tournament" his famous story starts I got so used to. In the 13 years I've known and worked for him. He took care of me as much as I took care of him. Through the years we've shared the beat of the best and the worst of the worse times. Rest easy big guy. Gonna miss you. Our birthday will never be the same. It's always been happy birthday to us. OCT 11TH. I will hold your wisdom with me always old friend.

Gary Stinnett

December 3, 2018

RIP big guy remember the moonlight bowling at Skookum lanes I will always remember when you got Minda and you told me I could win the CWO there lost to Britton by one pin

Byron Schroeder

December 3, 2018

Breaker breaker Lucky 7 you gotta copy, I shall always remember your laughter and smile, I shall miss you at Minda Lanes