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Dr Theodore Challence “Ted” Hooker

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Dr Theodore Challence “Ted” Hooker Veteran

Birth
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
Death
17 Jan 2008 (aged 83)
Monterey, Monterey County, California, USA
Burial
Cremated. Specifically: Ashes held by his surviving wife until her death. Their ashes were mixed together and scattered by Angel Island near San Francisco. Add to Map
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Physician, Surgeon

Obituary appeared in The Monterey County Herald, Monterey, CA., January 23, 2008.

THEODORE C. (TED) HOOKER
July 28, 1924 ~ January 17, 2008
MONTEREY

T.C. "Ted" Hooker, 83, passed away at home on January 17, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan "Sue" Blaisdell Hooker; one son, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

Ted was a distinguished and respected physician. He practiced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Monterey, CA, for 24 years, from 1957 to 1984. His quiet, non-assertive, wise and friendly manner enabled him to become a remarkably effective community leader. He served as President of the Monterey County Medical Society, as President of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Medical Staff, and as Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the hospital. He served for six years on the City of Monterey Planning Commission and four years on the Monterey City Council. He served on the Board of Directors of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, as Trustee of the Monterey History and Art Association, and as a Trustee of the Carmel Valley Manor. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and a member of the California Medical Association.

Ted received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an M.D. from the University of Chicago, served an internship and General Surgery Residency at Santa Clara County Hospital, San Jose, CA and completed a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from Mayo Foundation/Clinic, Rochester, He was in the U.S. Naval Reserve at the University of Chicago and served as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve during the Korean War, serving at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and then 18 months at sea in the Navy.

Ted was a member of Doc Ricketts' Lab, a group of local "characters," artists, cartoonists and an eclectic group of local leaders who preserved the Lab for history. They enjoyed years of camaraderie and humor and were very active in iconic local events such as the Jazz Festival. Ted cultivated a remarkable collection of close friends during his 51 years in Monterey. He enjoyed the "Tuesday Group," artists and other friends of the famous local artist Donald Teague. The group enjoyed light banter and carefully avoided "politics" during their Tuesday lunches.

NOTE: Through his son, Theodore's line has been DNA proven back to his HUFFORD and CRIPE lines.
Physician, Surgeon

Obituary appeared in The Monterey County Herald, Monterey, CA., January 23, 2008.

THEODORE C. (TED) HOOKER
July 28, 1924 ~ January 17, 2008
MONTEREY

T.C. "Ted" Hooker, 83, passed away at home on January 17, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born and raised in Minot, North Dakota. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan "Sue" Blaisdell Hooker; one son, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

Ted was a distinguished and respected physician. He practiced Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Monterey, CA, for 24 years, from 1957 to 1984. His quiet, non-assertive, wise and friendly manner enabled him to become a remarkably effective community leader. He served as President of the Monterey County Medical Society, as President of the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Medical Staff, and as Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the hospital. He served for six years on the City of Monterey Planning Commission and four years on the Monterey City Council. He served on the Board of Directors of the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, as Trustee of the Monterey History and Art Association, and as a Trustee of the Carmel Valley Manor. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American College of Surgeons and a member of the California Medical Association.

Ted received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an M.D. from the University of Chicago, served an internship and General Surgery Residency at Santa Clara County Hospital, San Jose, CA and completed a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from Mayo Foundation/Clinic, Rochester, He was in the U.S. Naval Reserve at the University of Chicago and served as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve during the Korean War, serving at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and then 18 months at sea in the Navy.

Ted was a member of Doc Ricketts' Lab, a group of local "characters," artists, cartoonists and an eclectic group of local leaders who preserved the Lab for history. They enjoyed years of camaraderie and humor and were very active in iconic local events such as the Jazz Festival. Ted cultivated a remarkable collection of close friends during his 51 years in Monterey. He enjoyed the "Tuesday Group," artists and other friends of the famous local artist Donald Teague. The group enjoyed light banter and carefully avoided "politics" during their Tuesday lunches.

NOTE: Through his son, Theodore's line has been DNA proven back to his HUFFORD and CRIPE lines.


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