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TRIBUTE: Lucy Cook Norris

Lucy Cook Norris

July 30, 1926 – May 26, 2024 

Lucy Cook Norris passed away on May 26, 2024 at the age of 97. She was born in Aitken, Minn. on July 30, 1926 to Arthur and Ethel Gabrielson. 

The family moved to Cottage Grove, Ore. when Lucy was 14. She started working at Dick’s Market and attended Cottage Grove High School. She married Paul (Bud) Cook in 1943 who preceded her in death. They had seven children: Roger Cook (Diana) of Frisco, Texas; Doug Cook of Creswell, Ore.; Becky Work (Leon) of Cottage Grove, Ore.; Melody DeLorme (Scott) of Eugene, Ore; and is preceded in death by three sons: Paul Cook, Jim Cook, and Leroy (Doodles) Cook. Lucy had 24 grandkids, 52 great-grandkids, 29 great-great grandkids, and many adopted kids, including: Cindy Brooks, Ed Bean, Terri Nichols, and Glink, just to name a few.

She loved her children more than anything and loved spending time with friends and family. She was known for her beautiful smile, love, kindness, telling everyone she loved them, and “the look.”

Lucy worked hard to support her family. Some of her jobs included driving a log truck, bartending, retiring from the chicken plant in Creswell, and being the previous owner/operator of the Sundown Station bar and restaurant in Creswell. She continued to have her monthly lunches with the “chicken pluckers” up until a few months ago. 

She was a previous president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the VFW in Creswell. 

She had many hobbies, which included making leather belts and purses, crocheting blankets, baby blankets for grand-and great-grandchildren, and making flower bouquets out of spoons, to name a few. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and learned to play Bunco in her 90s. She could be very competitive. She also loved to dance, travel, go on cruises, and take road trips. 

Lucy was the last of her family generation. All of her brothers, sisters and their spouses have all preceded her in death. 

Special thank you to the staff at Quail Crest who took such good care of her and loved her like she was family. 

There will be a celebration of life at the Creswell Presbyterian Church, located at 75 S. 4th St. Creswell, OR 97426 on June 23, 2024 from 2-4 p.m.



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