OBITUARY: Jessika Hannah Gaswint Cook
May 20, 1975 – April 6, 2012
Jess has ended her time with us on earth, and has begun a new life in an eternal, beautiful, pain-free and glorious place in heaven. It’s been a long four-year road of determination and endurance of much pain. She never wanted to leave her family and fought until the very end to stay with us. But she became weary and passed away in her home on April 6, 2012, Good Friday morning with family by her side.
She was raised in South Lake Tahoe with her two sisters and loved camping, hiking, gardening, cake decorating, music, and especially going to the beach with family and friends. She also met and married Brian Cook September 15, 2002, and raised her three children in both Tahoe and Gardnerville, NV.
She is preceded in death by grandparents, Al and Donna Gaswint; uncle Dwight Gaswint; grandfather Warner Tooker; step-father Lew Graham; great grand-parents Norma Estelle and George Cole; and great-grandparents Amanda and Everett Tooker.
Surviving members of her family: Husband, Brian Cook 36; daughter Ciara 18, sons Tristan 9, Elijah 8 of Gardnerville, NV; mother, Misty Gaswint So. Lake Tahoe; father, Lee Gaswint Lenore, ID; Sisters Amy Gaswint-Foster 34 and Aspen Resburg 38 both of South Lake Tahoe; grandmother Betty Graham and aunt Maryan Tooker both of Reno, NV; aunt and uncle Lynda Gaswint and Gus Pomeroy of Lewiston, ID; aunt and Uncle Peggy Gaswint and Van Crow of Lewiston, ID; aunt Beverly Gaswint Hobbs of Murfreesboro, TN.
She was a bright and shining star whose light will illuminate our hearts forever. We will celebrate the life of a woman who was a dedicated and loving mother, wife, friend, sister and daughter, on April 21, 2012 at Lake Tahoe Christian Fellowship, 3580 Blackwood Ave. South Lake Tahoe, CA at 3 p.m.
A reception will follow at a different location. To be announced at the service. Please bring whatever food you’d like to share.
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