Charles Cook

Charles Cook Obituary


Age - 85


October 6, 2023


Modesto, CA

Charles Grant Cook, age 85, of Modesto, California passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. LakewoodHughson. com for the Cook family.

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