Mary Elizabeth Cooke

Mary Elizabeth Cooke

Mary Elizabeth Cooke, born December 7, 1917, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 due to a massive stroke. She leaves behind six daughters (Margaret, Penelope, Sonya, Janet, Cecily, and Rosalind) and four grandchildren (Sandor, Ilona, Michael, and Sandy). No immediate memorial is planned, but one will be held here in Medford some time in the future.

She moved to Medford with her husband in 1980, and stayed after his death in 1984. She contributed to the community she loved by reading to children in the "SMART" reading program, and volunteering for Providence senior center.

Many may remember her as the "Joke Lady" because she was always telling silly jokes-especially at the Rogue Valley Mall, the Red Lobster, Shari's, and Safeway. She loved to bring a smile to people's faces.

She will be missed.

Arrangements by Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary, Medford, OR 541-773-6162.

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