Edith I Cook, 90, of Wilder, died Friday, March 9, 1990,
at a Nampa hospital. Funeral services will be conducted at 2
p.m., Monday, March 12, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
Homedale. The Rev. Ray Thompson of the United Methodist
Church, Caldwell, will officiate. Interment will follow at
the Wilder Cemetery.
Mrs. Cook was born July 24, 1899, in a sod house at
a daughter of John W. and Clara Belle Dorothy Wintermote. She
completed the 9th Grade at Chambers and then
attended Fremont Normal School. She taught school in Eagle,
Neb., for two years.
She married Herman Cook on Feb. 16, 1921, at Chambers,
Neb., and the couple farmed at Erickson, Loretto and
Neb. Later they returned to Chambers where they continued to
In 1959, they moved to Meridian. She worked at St.
Luke’s, the Boise Children’s Home and West Junior High in
Boise before going to work at Pat’s Café in
where she cooked for 10 years.
Mr. Cook died in 1965. She moved to the Wilder area in
1971. She cooked at the bowling alley in Homedale for seven
years and retired in 1981. She had also worked at the
Homedale Senior Citizens as a cook.
Edith enjoyed making all types of crafts, sewing,
quilting, fishing and gardening.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, Meridian
Grange and Stateline Grange. She was a 4-H leader in Chambers
Surviving are two daughters, Ramona Feam of Wilder and
Zetha Drew of Rapid City, S.D.; a brother, Gaius Wintermote of
Chambers, Neb,; a sister, Dorothy Wintermote of Lincoln, Neb.;
12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and a
son in 1972.
Friends may call today from 3 p.m. until
at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Homedale.
Memorials may be given to the Homedale Senior Citizens Center.