Nov. 30, 1913 Rochester Fulton County Indiana, USA
May 7, 2011 Independence Polk County Oregon, USA
Note: Mildred has two burial sites. 1/2 of her ashes are buried in Oregon, the state where she lived her adult life and raised her children. The other 1/2 are buried in Indiana, the state where she was born.
Her bio and family links will be kept on this memorial.
Mildred Arline Richards Cook, 97, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at her residence in Independence, Ore.
She was born in Rochester, Ind., to Oron Elvert Richards and Hazel Gertrude Doering Richards. She spent her younger years in Indiana. She moved to New Mexico for one year, and then to San Diego, Calif., where she graduated from San Diego High School in 1931.
In the fall of 1931, Mildred moved to Corvallis and entered Oregon Agricultural College. She was invited to join the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She truly enjoyed her college years. Arline met Owen Cook at a freshman dance.
She graduated in 1935, and was wed to Owen in the Alpha Gamma Delta house in 1936. They settled on a farm and raised five children.
Survivors include her half-sister, Lauralee J. Souza, her children, Thomas O. Cook of Poseyville, Ind., Beverly Looney and Byron Cook of Albany, OR.