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Information for Lee C. Cock
12 October, 1919  2 December, 1996
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
December, 1996
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo



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Lee Cock

     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 racing.
     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, 83707-6378.
     Friends may call Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.