In memory of
Ned Cook passed away suddenly on October 29, 2020 at the age of 77. He is survived by his sister Pat Triplett, his nieces Melissa, Cheryl, and Karen, nephew Dave, several cousins, and his dogs Amy and Roadie. Ned was born to Nela and Wilson Cook in Healdsburg and grew up in Philo, CA on a 300 acre ranch with siblings August, Pat, and Linda. He was expected to work hard. After graduation from AVHS in 1961, Ned joined the Army and did a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter mechanic. After the war, he worked in Australia as a surveyor and rode his motorcycle through South America. He attended college in Washington and then settled in Ft. Bragg where he lived for 50 years. Ned loved his work renovating houses, he rarely took a day off. He also tended to more than 50 apple trees which were a slice of his childhood. He will be remembered for his work ethic, honesty, and kindness. Ned will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and dogs.
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