Lee C. Cock, 77, of Caldwell, passed away Monday, December 2,
1996, at a Boise hospital as a result of a motor vehicle
accident. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Monday, December 9, 1996, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel,
Caldwell. Graveside services will follow at Hillcrest
Memorial Gardens. Celebration of his life dinner to
follow at the Caldwell free Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
Lee was born October 12, 1919, in Burley, Idaho to C.M.
and Nan Cock. The family moved to Nampa in 1928.
Lee and his sister Irene attended schools in Nampa, graduating
from Nampa High School in 1937. He then attended the
Woodbury's Business College Aeroactivites Tech, in Southern
California and the College of Idaho in Caldwell. Lee
apprenticed with Webb Apel at Boise and Caldwell receiving his
federal aviation mechanic certificates. Lee married his
soul's mate Lois Hasselbring at Nampa, Idaho, on August 30,
1941, and to this union was born two sons and a daughter.
The couple celebrated 55 years of marriage this year.
Lee joined the US Marine Corp during WWI after working
for the CAA. After the war he returned to a partnership
in Western Aircraft at Caldwell. In May of 1951 Lee
joined Johnson Flying Service in McCall, which allowed him to
pursue his love of the back country, aviation and jalopy
On May 15, 1960, he started Lee's Aero Service and
Repair at Frank Field, later having helped develop Hubler
Field, he moved his business there.
Lee's love of Idaho, history, air racing and people led
to his air museum room at Lee's Aero, where there are a number
of air racing awards displayed from his racing career.
Survivors include his wife Lois; a son Monte and his
wife Bonnie; a daughter Margarett and a son Marvin and his
wife Kathy, grandchildren Kelleen, Mike, Klint, Ben, Bethanne,
great-grandchildren Nicholas and Nathan.
The family suggests that instead of flowers memorials
be made in Lee Cock's memory to Life Flight or the Idaho
Aviation Hall of Fame, Inc., P.O. Box 6378, Boise, ID,
Friends may call Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the
Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.