Darlene Dee Cook, age 63 of Tonasket, died on February 4, 2014 at her home. She was born on February 1, 1951 in Coulee Dam to parents Arthur (Buck) and Ethel Cook.
At a young age the family moved to Tonasket where Darlene grew up and began her love of horses and rodeos. She was Rodeo Queen at the first all girls rodeo in Grand Coulee and also was Rodeo Queen for the Tonasket Rodeo. She married Allen Brown and together they lived in California for a time and then moved back to Tonasket and later divorced. Darlene married Barney Lucas and together they commercial fished and lived on their boat in Alaska. They divorced and Darlene moved back to the Tonasket area where she worked for Smith and Nelson Warehouse and currently she was working at Grant’s Market as a cashier. Over the years, she belonged to different horse riding clubs in the area. Darlene had a love for animals of all kinds, especially dogs and cats.
Darlene is survived by her mother, Ethel Cook of Tonasket; two sisters-in-law, Virginia (Jinni) Cook of Spokane and Norma Cook of Spokane; five nephews, Don Cook, Monte Cook, Casey Cook, Corey Cook and Paul Inlow.
Darlene was preceded in death by her father, two brothers, Phillip and Ronald Cook, and one sister, Audrey Inlow.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Tonasket Community Church with Pastor Leon Alden, officiating. Memorials may go to any local animal shelter.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.