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Information for Elfie Irene Wallace Cook
15 October 1912 8 October, 1981
From the
Idaho Press Tribune
October 11, 1981

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Note - Obit below states that her birth was
April 15, 1912.  Social Security Death Index
and funeral card both show that it is October 15, 1912


Elfie Cook

      Funeral services for Elfie Irene Cook, 68, 161 2nd St. N., Nampa, who died Thursday at Caldwell Memorial Hospital, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, with the Rev. Short of the Assembly of God Church, Nampa, officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
      She was born in Travis County, Texas April 15, 1912 to Balger J. McGrady and Francis P. Wallace.  She was married in Brownsville Texas April 15, 1931 to Owen W. Cook.
      She lived and worked on small ranches in southwest Texas, where she worked as a waitress, cook, and at general labor until 1943, when her husband joined the armed services and moved to San Angelo, Texas.  In 1947 they moved to Junction, Texas, where they lived until 1960, when they moved to
      In 1973, they moved to Nampa, where she lived for the rest of her life.
      She is survived by two sons, Walter Lee Cook, Caldwell and Roy Grady Cook, Nampa; two daughters, Billie Joan Gomer, Nampa, and Elfie Fay Cooley, Natilia, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Roena Beard, Brownsfield, Texas; two brothers, S. Hampton Wallace, Junction, Texas and Raymond Wallace, San Angelo, Texas; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

      Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund.

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