Beulah W. Cook
Friendship — Beulah W. Cook, 94, of Friendship died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.
She was born in Waldoboro on Jan. 13, 1918, the daughter of the late Adelbert and Lalia Benner Winchenbach. Educated in the local schools of Waldoboro, she was a graduate of Waldoboro High School in 1934. On Dec. 24, 1934, she married Elden L. Cook of Friendship. They made their home in Friendship and raised five children. While raising her children she worked in several stores in Friendship for years, and later in her life she worked for the State of Maine Homemakers’ Service currently know as DHHS for more than 10 years as a state employee.
She was a member of the Friendship United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and was also a member of the Pythian Sisters. In 2003, she was the grand marshal of the Friendship Day parade.
Mrs. Cook was pre-deceased by her loving husband Elden in 1980, daughters Patricia Bangs of Gorham, Lalia Tanner of Orange, Calif., grandson Stevie Bangs of Gorham, son-in-law Gary Blackler of Waldoboro and two brothers Kenneth and Carleton Winchenbach of Friendship.
She is survived by her son Louis Cook and his wife Sharon of Union, daughters Sandra Hendrix of Waxahachie, Texas, Susan Blackler of Warren, son-in-laws George Bangs of Gorham, Bruce Tanner of Orange, Calif. In addition, she is survived by nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
A time of visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the evening at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, ME 04572. A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro with the Rev. Robert Dorr officiating.
You are invited to share your condolences, memories, and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Services 949 Main St. Waldoboro, ME 04572.