Lawrence Herbert Cook, a 93-year resident of California and a 38-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Dec. 12, 2011, in Carlsbad. He was 93 years old.
The son of Harry H. Cook and Marguerite Stoffel, he was born April 19, 1918, in Los Angeles.
Mr. Cook worked as an electrical engineer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
After retirement, he was the chief financial officer at Ken-Lar Construction in Yucca Valley.
Mr. Cook served his country in World War II as a B17 pilot. He was shot down over Belgium, where he went into hiding for six weeks. After that time, he was caught by the Gestapo and spent 13 months in a German POW camp.
He served the Lord by teaching the Bible for over 50 years. This was his passion. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.
He grew up in Los Angeles, spent his retirement years in Yucca Valley, and lived the last four years in Carlsbad.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Cook.
He is survived by his daughters, Janis Morrison of Yucca Valley and Laurel Youde of Carlsbad; his three grandchildren, Bret Morrison, Renee Loewen and Bryan Youde; and his four great-grandchildren, Kelsey Morrison, Ashlyn Morrison, Josh Morrison and Nathan Loewen.