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Janet Elizabeth Cooke, 76

| June 29, 2022 1:00 AM

On June 6, 2022, Janet Elizabeth Cooke went home to be with the Lord at the age of 76, surrounded by her family.

Jan was born in Renton, Wash., to Paul and Lois Dunlap in 1945. Growing up, she and her four siblings lived on a farm in Maple Valley. She was close with her brothers and sister, and said she loved being part of a big family because she always had friends to play with. After graduating from Tahoma High School in 1963, Jan attended Prairie Bible Institute in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada, and graduated in 1967. Jan met Ken Cooke in 1971, and they were married June 19 that same year. Jan and Ken had two daughters that they raised together in Lake Tapps, Wash. They lived there until 2016, when they relocated to Hayden, Idaho.

No matter the path her life took, Jan continued to love and trust the Lord always. She had a strong love for music, and she spent many happy hours singing praises. Jan sang in multiple choirs and in multiple churches. She went to Renton Bible Church her entire childhood, where her mother always played the piano for worship services. Some of her fondest memories were singing around the piano in their living room. Jan loved to harmonize and sang in trios and choirs throughout her adult life. Her love for her Savior shone far beyond the walls of her church. With her compassion, crazy sense of humor and infectious laugh, she witnessed and ministered to people wherever she went.

Jan had a love for people and worked in the Dieringer School District before finding her passion working with seniors in assisted living communities until retiring in 2016. Shortly after retirement, Jan and Ken moved to North Idaho, a place she often dreamed of living.

Jan is survived by her husband, Ken, her two daughters, Denise and Keri, her granddaughters, Kayla, Taylor and Ashley, her great-granddaughter McKenna, her brother John, along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Hayden Bible Church, 290 E. Miles Ave., Hayden. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hayden Bible Church.

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