Burl Cook

Friday, October 22, 2010
Burl Cook

Burl J. Cook, 91, of Mountain Home, passed away on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at a local hospital.

Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 22, at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Military honors were by American Legion Post #26.

Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Burl was born on Feb. 25, 1919, in Centralia, Wash., the son of Jay and Ruby (Edison) Cook.

Burl was a World War II Veteran who proudly served his country for 30 years, retiring as a chief master sergeant.

Upon retirement, Burl then served in the Civil Service for an additional 20 years.

He was married to Gladys Bervar Cook for 69 years and together they had two sons, David and Michael.

Burl was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor.

He loved hunting and fishing and he maintained a garden every year.

He was a generous man who appreciated his family, neighbors and friends.

Burl is survived by his wife, Gladys, his sons David Cook and Michael Cook, and his sister, Lucille Hartman.

He was preceded in death by both his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations in Burl name be given to the Idaho Youth Ranch, P.O. Box 8538, Boise, ID 83707.