Ida Jeanette Cook-July 29, 1935 born in Blackman, Fl. Attended Escambia Farms High School where she graduated from her class as valedictorian. Played basketball while in school.
She was very active in all things Baker School, from volunteering to substitute teaching. She was a huge supporter of sports at Baker and made sure all kids had what they needed to play. She employed with the Okaloosa county School system where she retired in 1998 as a secretary.
She spearheaded the creation of the Blackman Fire Department and the Blackman Water System because she believed the community members of Blackman and Escambia Farms deserved fire protection and good water.
She and Raymond also donated land to build the Blackman community Center which also consists of a playground because she wanted to make sure the community members had somewhere to gather to spend time with loved ones.
Married to Raymond cook on March 14, 1954 and were married for 66 years.
Jeanette has five daughters, Cathy Arney and Mitch Fisher-Stewart, Debbie and Edward Benoit, Marsha and Rusty Nichols, Polly and Charles Owen, and Christy and Britt Corbin; two very special young men that she considered were her own, Takeo Sugano and Ta Hirose; fourteen grandchildren, Mandy Greene, Leila Airhart, Amiee Snow, Christine Collins, Tommy Benoit, Brian Benoit, Randi McDonald, Jodi Nichols, Justin Owen, Jordan Morgan, Brooklynn Linzy, Britton Corbin, Joshua Corbin and Brandon Corbin; and had sixteen great-grandchildren.
A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 beginning at 2:30pm at Union Hill Church of Christ. The funeral for Jeanette will start at 3:30pm with burial to follow at Union Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
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