Jeremy Babcock
B: 1976-07-24
D: 2017-12-07
View Details
Babcock, Jeremy
Donald Dick
B: 1937-09-28
D: 2017-11-27
View Details
Dick, Donald
Rex Nisley
B: 1948-02-12
D: 2017-11-24
View Details
Nisley, Rex
Ray Stanley
B: 1941-04-04
D: 2017-11-17
View Details
Stanley, Ray
Lorie Tipton
B: 1962-06-19
D: 2017-11-17
View Details
Tipton, Lorie
Donald Denlinger
B: 1931-08-28
D: 2017-11-15
View Details
Denlinger, Donald
Sofia Diaz-Piceno
B: 1997-12-03
D: 2017-11-12
View Details
Diaz-Piceno, Sofia
George Cook
B: 1966-05-07
D: 2017-11-09
View Details
Cook, George
Eleanor Thompson
B: 1935-05-22
D: 2017-11-04
View Details
Thompson, Eleanor
Richard Rumbolz
B: 1932-09-14
D: 2017-11-03
View Details
Rumbolz, Richard
Harold Seems
B: 1964-04-14
D: 2017-11-01
View Details
Seems, Harold
Benjamin Marquez-Miguel
B: 1979-08-14
D: 2017-11-01
View Details
Marquez-Miguel, Benjamin
Gary Lewis
B: 1942-02-21
D: 2017-10-25
View Details
Lewis, Gary
Dorothy Fish-Dungey
B: 1926-02-10
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Fish-Dungey, Dorothy
Francis Murphy
B: 1927-12-29
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Murphy, Francis
Mark Crossley
B: 1962-11-27
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Crossley, Mark
Ward Rowland
B: 1924-12-12
D: 2017-10-06
View Details
Rowland, Ward
Ronald Weigel
B: 1947-05-29
D: 2017-10-03
View Details
Weigel, Ronald
Robert Warren
B: 1971-11-15
D: 2017-09-28
View Details
Warren, Robert
Nina Thaler
B: 1955-04-28
D: 2017-09-24
View Details
Thaler, Nina
Maureen Sullivan
B: 1931-07-12
D: 2017-09-22
View Details
Sullivan, Maureen


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
4365 River Road North
Keizer, OR 97303
Phone: (503) 393-7037
Fax: (503) 393-6668

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of George Cook can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
George Cook
In Memory of
George Russell Cook
1966 - 2017
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Obituary for George Russell Cook

George Russell Cook
George Russell Cook, “Georgie” 51, has finally, “come in out of rain” and rests with our father in heaven. George died on November 9th on the streets of Salem Oregon. He leaves behind many loved ones, including his mom Vicki and papa Bruce; children Elicia ,Sara and grandchild Oceania; and brothers and sisters Sharmon, Marietta, Bill, Mark, Rick, Jimmy and Anita. He is also survived by many uncles, cousins, aunts and the proud members of the Confederated tribes of Siletz. He was preceded in death by his father James, his brother Eddy and his beloved Dawn.

George loved fishing, biking, all things mechanical and above all telling his magical stories. His passion in life was caring for others and doing what he could for them. George was involved in a serious car accident in 2013 and lost part of his leg. His main goal ever since has been to get back up on that bike.

George spent the last twenty plus years of his life “Homeless”. Like so many of the homeless, George suffered with mental health and substance abuse issues. The national data shows that 46% of those who are homeless suffer with these same two problems. Mental illness touches all of us in this nation. Those that suffer from these illnesses should not be disregarded as “Hopeless”. Like so many millions in this country, for one reason or another George did not get the help he and others like him should be entitled to.

There will be a memorial service to honor George on Monday November 27th at 11:00 am at the Keizer Funeral Chapel. A reception will follow in the parish hall at Saint Timothy’s church in Salem. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the United Gospel Mission.

According to the NAMI website, an estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in
shelters live with serious mental illness and an estimated 46% live with severe mental
illness and/or substance use disorders. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S, 43.8
million, experiences mental illness in a given year.
Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder
50.5% —10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness. Individuals living with
serious mental illness face an increased risk of having chronic medical conditions.

Adults in the U.S. living with serious mental illness die on average
25 years earlier than others, largely due to treatable medical conditions.
Serious mental illness costs America $193.2 billion
in lost earnings per year,not to mention the emotional cost to friends and family.

On a personal note, George met the above statistics in that he was homeless for more
than 20 years; struggled with serious mental illness and addictions; and chronic health
conditions. Often George was referred to services, but there was not enough bandwidth
in these services to meet his needs. He needed specialized service to meet his
complex needs, like many other individuals with mental illness,

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Lit Memorial Candles
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos