|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1930|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 2009|
Cappy Cook, 79, from Incline Village, Nev., passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2009, after a brief stay at Evergreen Mountain View Health Center in Carson City. He was born on Feb. 19, 1930, to Hart and Georgibeth (Mickel) Cook, Jr.
Cappy grew up in Modesto, Calif. He was a wonderful athlete and outdoorsman. He attended Stanford University and was a member of their great 1951 football team and played in the Rose Bowl. After college, he started his own pack outfit in Tuolumne County, Calif., packing folks into the Yosemite high country. From 1954 to 1956 he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater. He was stationed in Garmisch, Germany, as N.C.O. in charge of all ski patrol activities in the area and was in charge of the lifeguards in the summer.
After the Army he was a park ranger in Yosemite and then a pro ski patrol leader and race coach at Dodge Ridge. He trained the Junior National Race Team that won the Nationals. He then worked for the U.S. Forest Service and was the Assistant District Ranger of the Mono Lake District. After that he worked at the June Mountain Ski Area and then moved to Incline Village to work at Ski Incline, now called Diamond Peak. He was the area manager until 1983.
Cappy enjoyed being a member of the fraternal organization, E Clampus Vitus. He belonged to the Chief Truckee chapter and was the Sublime Noble Grand Humbug of the entire organization in 1989.
He also loved camping, fishing and hunting. He was an active member of the Tahoe North Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was loved by all who knew him. He was a wonderful husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and uncle. He will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his son, Doug, and his sister, Jane Hynes of Modesto, Calif. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Diane; sons, Randy of Oahu, Hawaii, Dan of Sacramento, Calif., and Terry of Kings Beach, Calif.; stepdaughters, Linda Tierney of Andover, Mass., and Sharon Oliveira of Mammoth Lakes, Calif.; and stepson, Jim Link of Carson City; seven grandchildren; and three nieces.
A viewing will be held at Walton's Chapel of the Valley, 1281 N. Roop St., Carson City from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. There will be a graveside ceremony at the Mono Lake Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 19. A memorial service is planned for Jan. 16 at the Tahoe North Ward, Hwy. 267 and Kingswood Dr., Kings Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Cappy to the Alzheimer's Association, 1301 Cordone Ave., Suite 180, Reno, NV, 89502.
The 16th Humbug of Chief Truckee ch 3691 in 1978.
Hart Nathan Cook (1905 - 1989)
Mono Lake Cemetery
Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: Dec 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45580309
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