Stanley Victor Cook Jr. (80) resident of St. Maries, ID passed away at St. Lukes Medical Center in Boise, ID on November 20, 2022. He was born to Stanley Sr. and Virginia Cook on June 11, 1942 in Vallejo, CA. Stan grew up in Oroville, CA and graduated from Dorsey High School with the class of 1960.
Following high school, Stan enlisted into the U.S. Airforce serving over 3 years. When he was honorably discharged, he returned to California where he ended up attending some college. He then moved to Woodland Hills, CA and went to work as a mechanic for several oil companies. Stan later ended up owning and operating his own gas station for many years.
On Christmas day 1988, Stan moved to his brothers place in Harrison, ID. He stayed with his brother for about a year and then he moved into St. Maries. He worked at CNC Service, Harvest Foods, and IGA. In 1998 he met Kathleen King, and the couple married on July 17, 1999 at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in St. Maries. Looking for something different, Stan went to work for Valley Vista; he worked in the kitchen and served as a janitor and bus driver. When Kathleen became ill, Stan decided to retire to take care of her.
Stan was very active in AA and was instrumental in keeping the organization going by facilitating most of the meetings. He also attended the Community Presbyterian Church. In his spare time, Stan enjoyed Science Fiction books and movies and fishing. He and Kathleen enjoyed many trips, specifically the Grand Canyon, Seattle, New Orleans, Laughlin, Las Vegas, and several trips to California to see family. Stan was also an excellent cook whose specialty was friend shrimp with his secret seasonings and breading.
Stan is survived by his wife Kathleen at their home in St. Maries; daughter Patricia cook of California; and brother George Cook of Chino Hills, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Delores Cook and Robert Cook.
Military Honors will be presented on February 16, 2023 at 10:00 am at Woodlawn Cemetery in St. Maries, ID. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 am at the Community Presbyterian Church. Lunch will be served following services in the fellowship hall of the church.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Stanley
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hodge Funeral Home