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COOK, Elsie L. (Sue) Sept. 5, 1920 ~ Feb. 8, 2012 Born in Cherokee, Texas, mom came to California in 1943, and married Ralph Martini in 1947, (deceased). They had 3 children; Joe Martini of Palmdale; Joanne Gibson of Lancaster (deceased); and Ralph Martini II, of Templeton, California. She married Denver Cook in 1972. Denver passed in 1979. Denvers son, Steve Cook lives in Seal Beach, California. Sue is survived by nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and her two sons. Sue had many friends at New Hope Community Church and the Senior Center. She was a piano accompanist for the Happy Singers; and a piano player at senior center lunches. Sue was a true volunteer. Sue served 9 1/2 years with the A.V. Board of Realtors as executive secretary; then, as secretary for Assemblyman Larry Chimbole and Lancaster Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Sue volunteered at the front desk of the Lancaster Sheriffs Station from 1987 to 1989. Mom loved God, music, friends, and family. She now resides in Heaven with her loved ones, and we will miss her 'a whole bunch.' Memorial Service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012, at New Hope Community Church of Lancaster.

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