Bradford G. Cook Sr.

November 28, 2012

Bradford G. Cook Sr. 67, of Houston, Alaska, died November 28, 2012 in Alaska. He was born in Hollywood, California on April 28, 1945 to Robert W. & Mary L. (Timmons) Cook. His marriage was to Diane E. Kindley on May 26, 1966. Brad was raised in Frankfort from 1950-1964 and was a 1963 graduate of Frankfort High School. As a teenager, Brad worked at Mac’s Hamburgers and before enlisting in the service, The Box Factory and Ingram Richardson. He was a member of the CB Radio Organization. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a Staff Sergeant serving from 1964-1972, thirteen of those months in Vietnam. He was of the Protestant Faith and attended Victory Chapel as a young boy. Brad was an air cargo freight specialist, working for Reeve Aleutian Airways in Anchorage, Alaska.

Visitation and Services

As per Brad's request, no services are planned.

Survived by:

Mother: Mary L. Cook of Frankfort Life Mate: Diane E. Ross of Houston, AK Son: Bradford Gable (Sarah) Cook Jr. of Wasilla, AK 2 Brothers: Robert L. Cook of Lafayette and Anthony B. Cook of Thorntown 2 Sisters: Carole Christine Flynn of Frankfort and Mary Z. Reynolds of Frankfort 3 Grandchildren

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father, a sister, Martha and a brother, Charles Dale.


8 Condolences for “Bradford G. Cook Sr.”

  1. Mary Reynolds (COOK) November 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Brad was my big brother. I have so many wonderful memories of him growing up. He use to carry me around on a pillow, let me sleep in his big bed when I was little because I would get scared at night and not want to sleep in my bed. Brad was loved by so many people, and he was your friend for life when he met you. Brad loved Nascar and could be seen sitting every weekend in front of his TV, cheering on his favorite driver. Brad had pilot license and enjoyed flying, fishing, camping and hunting. He was just a awesome person and loving brother, son and father and life mate to Diane. I will miss you dearly Brad, but you are in my heart forever. I love you Brad.

  2. Dana Neese November 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Mary, you and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!! Hugs to all!!

  3. Diane E. Ross December 1, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Bradford you were my first and true love. I will love you forever. You will be sorely missed.

  4. Diane E. Ross December 1, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I will be thinking of you every time I see the sleeping Lady. Of you and Huge Bear running around after you.

  5. Carole Chistine Cook Flynn/Sister December 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Oh, Brady how I miss you! No word have eased the hurt in my heart. Though miles apart we were still Big Kid Brother & Sister. You took me to Church the 1st time Brady & I will always be grateful for that blessing! Through you I learned about The Love of Jesus & A Heavenly Father God, where you are now & rejoicing & praying for the rest of us to get there! That is my Hope. At Christmas you always picked out our Christmas trees when we were children, I will be looking at them this year with you in my thoughts. My first car, Chevy came from you before you went to VNam, you tried to teach me to drive a stick shift on the icy streets of Anchorage:). You were there when my Joseph was born in AK. You were always there there Brady & always you will be with me and I am going to see you soon, we all will, we will be coming to be with You, Dad, Martha, Charles Dale, Jesus. I love YOU, Brady, I love you!

  6. Susan McCollum December 4, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Chris & Mary,
    I’m so sorry for your loss!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  7. Carolyn Adams December 7, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I remember coming over to visit you so many times when we lived on Armstrong St. I have pictures of Bobby at a New Year’s Eve party we had. Must have been New Year’s of 65. What I remember most about Brad was his yellow Thunderbird. He later painted it burgundy. I wanted a ride in that car so bad. To this day I don’t know if he ever let me ride in it. Brad was a nice guy. Praying for you all. The first Christmas without a loved one is so difficult. May you all have the peace of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

  8. Jim Atwell December 9, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Brad was my best friend from about 1958 until 1965. We were in school together, worked at the Box Factory together, road around in that Yellow Thunderbird together, went fishing together, joined the CB club together. I last saw Brad when I was drafted into the Army in July 1965. When I got out of the Army, he was still in the Air Force. I moved to California in 1970 and never got to see him again even though I considered hem to be my best friend. I tried to find him on the internet several times and always failed. I tried again today and found this. I am shocked. He was so young. I miss him very much.

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