Surname Connections

Genealogy of the Shire and Maddox surnames and all connected families

Maryanetta Hines

Female 1921 - 2013  (91 years)


Personal Information    |    PDF

  • Name Maryanetta Hines 
    Born 17 Oct 1921  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Jun 2013  California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Orange County Register; 14 Jul 2013

      Cooke, Maryannetta

      God has a new Angel. Maryannetta Cooke passed away on June 19, 2013. She was born on October 17, 1921 at her grandparents' farm in Illinois while her mother was visiting from California. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She and her two sisters, Betty and Geraldine grew up in Los Angeles with her parents, Ralph and Ruth Hines. She graduated from Los Angeles High School and attended college for several years where she met her future husband, Rowland Edward Hugh Cooke, Jr.

      She married Rowland in January 1942 in Bisbee, Arizona where he was training as an Army pilot. When Rowland returned to California after WWII, they raised their family in Los Angeles, Fountain Valley and Anaheim. Once the children were grown, they moved to Kelseyville, California for several years as owners and operators of Cooke Paint and Saw Shop and finally settled in Costa Mesa.
      Maryannetta was always active in her children's school activities and several philanthropic organizations. She loved being involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Known for her wonderful meals and baking skills she always had holiday dinners at her house for family and friends. Maryannetta passed on her love of cooking to all of her children. She worked as a school secretary for many years at a special education school in Garden Grove. After retiring, Maryannetta and Rowland managed a large apartment complex in Costa Mesa. Maryannetta travelled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Canada, and throughout the U.S. She enjoyed visiting Montana, and learned to cross country ski, snowshoe, and ride a snowmobile in Yellowstone when she was 72 years old. In her 80's, Maryannetta volunteered as a delivery driver for Meals on Wheels through the Costa Mesa Senior Center and also participated at the Costa Mesa's Women Club. She enjoyed her exercise classes and the numerous outings with her friends.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, and brother-in-laws.

      Maryannetta is survived by her four children, John (Carol), Nancy, Donald (Cindi), and Greg (Amy), five grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and the many loving friends she made throughout her life.

      Her generous spirit, inherent optimism, and loving nature will be greatly missed.

      In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Meals on Wheels in your area.
    Person ID I1731  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2015 

    Father Ralph McKinley Hines,   b. 25 Aug 1891, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1986, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Jessie Ruth Jaynes,   b. 25 Feb 1894, Industry, McDonough, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1992, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1915  Davenport, Scott, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1736  Group Sheet

    Family Rowland Edward Hugh Cooke, Jr,   b. 30 Jun 1921, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1989, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Ja 1942  Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2015 
    Family ID F1737  Group Sheet