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Lois Jean Cook, 75, of Niagara Falls, passed away in her sleep peacefully on December 30, 2017. Born on June 25, 1942 in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Matthew and Florence (Griffin) Alston, Sr. She spent her childhood in Niagara Falls, NY and a couple of childhood years in Chicago, IL with her Aunt Marie.
She was married to James Theral Cook, Sr. of Niagara Falls, and together raised three children. She was a retiree of the Nabisco Company, after 33 years of service, as a Laboratory Technician in the Quality Control Department. She was a compassionate woman who had a good heart and a wonderful spirit. Lois loved her children and grandchildren whom she cherished with all her heart. In her spare time, Lois loved knitting and enjoyed playing bingo. From 2001 to 2010 after her retirement, Lois relocated to El Centro, CA to spent time with her grandchildren, before returning home to Niagara Falls.
She is preceded in death by two sisters, Louise Vincent and Elizabeth Bibbs; two brothers, David Griffin and Matthew Alston, Jr.; one great-grandchild, Dillon Calhoun. She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Calhoun of Buffalo, NY; two sons James Cook, Jr. (Suzanne Pepe) of Las Vegas, NV and Rick Cook of Sacramento, CA; nine grandchildren, Richard Cook, Anthony Pepe, Dominique Calhoun, James Marcus Cook, Dallas Cook, Delisse Calhoun, Lanai O'Brian, Austin Cook and Skylar Cook; four great-grandchildren, Armani Pepe, Demi Eaton, Azure Pepe and Denver Eaton; beloved partner, Calvin Worthy; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be greatly missed by all her friends made throughout the years.
Visitation on Tuesday at 11 AM in the WILLIAMSON FUNEAL HOME, 635 Main Street. Memorial Services at 12 Noon.
Published on January 5, 2018
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