WANDA MAE COOK
February 10, 1927 ~ July 8, 2015
Longtime Vancouver, WA resident, Wanda Mae Cook, 88, passed away on July 8, 2015 at Powell Valley Memory Care in Gresham, Oregon. Wanda was born on February 10, 1927 in Portland, Oregon to Charles and Gertrude Lambert. Wanda was raised in Scappoose, Oregon and graduated from Scappoose High School in 1945.
She married Stanley Benjamin "Ben" Cook on August 14, 1947. Ben and Wanda moved to Vancouver, Washington in 1956 to a home they built. Daughter, Sonna Marie, was born in 1959. Ben and Wanda lived in their home together until Ben's death in 1996. Wanda remained in their house until February of 2014 when she relocated to an assisted living facility back in her home town of Scappoose.
Wanda was a devoted homemaker and mother. She was an accomplished baker who was known for her delicious creations.
Wanda worked as a dental assistant in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland until her daughter was born in 1959. She returned to dental assisting in 1971, working for Lawrence Gervais DDS until she retired in 1991.
Wanda was active in her church, Messiah Lutheran, devoting many volunteer hours to her church family.
Wanda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sonna Cook Lyle and George Lyle of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren, Alex Lyle (Britta Helm), Andrew Lyle, and Katherine Lyle; sister, Patricia Cook; and many dear family members, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 15th at 1:00p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Vancouver, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Signature Hospice: 7632 SW Durham Rd., Suite 130, Tigard, OR, 97224.
Please sign Wanda's Guest Book at www.columbian.com/obits