Dorothy Randall Cook

Born: Fri., Jul. 12, 1912
Died: Thu., Jun. 17, 2010

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Dorothy Randall Cook, age 97, of Greensboro, Georgia, died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at St. Mary''s Hospital in Athens. Mrs. Cook was born July 12, 1912, as a twin with her sister Doris, to the late Joseph Randall and Lula Belle Godby Randall in Armington, Montana. She graduated from Billings Montana Normal School with a teaching certificate. Upon completion, Dorothy went on to teach the Blackfoot Indians in western Montana. In 1936, Dorothy married Carl Day Cook and resided in San Diego, CA while Carl was in the Navy. During this time they had twin daughters, Doris and Dorothy Lou. After moving back to Montana, they had a son, Carl Donald "Don" Cook on May 12th, 1941. The family then moved to Seattle, WA and made it their permanent residence.

In 1970, at the age of fifty-eight, she returned to school and graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Liberal Arts. She was a restaurateur and owner of Smitty''s Pancake House in Seattle. She also owned two locations of Cook''s Super Creamery in Renton. In addition, Dorothy taught Confectionary Arts and Fine Dining Protocol at Seattle Community College.

After moving to Georgia, she lived at the Magnolia Estates in Bogart, where she gave daily concerts to everyone by playing the organ. She moved to Willow Run in 2002 and stayed there for three years. For the last five years, she has made her home at High Shoals Family Life Enrichment Center. Dorothy had a zeal for life and enjoyed hobbies like cake decorating, playing the organ and traveling the world. She was of the Presbyterian Faith, and a member of the Eastern Star and Phi Beta Kappa.

She is survived by a son Carl Donald "Don" Cook and wife Bonnie of Greensboro, GA; and eight grandchildren, Jerry, Mike, Brett, Tammy, Renee, Lori, Loni and Leann; 15 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Day Cook; two daughters, Doris Higgins and Dorothy Lou Hernandez; a sister, Doris Pile; and a brother, Ronald Randall.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Dr. John Roark officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the Historic Hall-Thomas House next to the funeral home. She will be buried at the Corinth Methodist Church Cemetery in Kite, GA at a later date. The family requests that any memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church South Campus Building Fund, P. O. Box 216, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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