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Isabelle Cook was born on November 4, 1918 and died peacefully with her loving family surrounding her on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Isabelle was predeceased by her husband, Al Cook; parents, Carl and Rose Cedar; brother Milton Cedar and sisters Regina Freedman and Estelle Davis. Isabelle is survived by her sister, Lillian Askinas; daughter Barbara Cook; son, Robert Cook and his wife Cheryl; grandchildren, Sara Cook and Andrew Cook, and many nieces and nephews.

Isabelle had just graduated from the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing in New York City when war was declared in Europe. The Army asked Mt Sinai to plan a one thousand bed hospital for overseas service, and she signed up as a volunteer. She spent the next three years in North Africa, Italy, and France. An amazing story teller, Isabelle wrote about her experiences as an army nurse in her book, "In Times of War". The Library of Congress selected Isabelle to tell her story in an online taped interview, along with thirty one other WWII veterans and also in their book, Veteran's History Project, "Voices of War". She also wrote a book called "Depression's Child" about what it was like growing up during the Great Depression. This past October, Isabelle had the privilege of joining Honor Flight Austin on a trip to see the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Please use the following link to view a wonderful 30 minute interview she did about 12 years ago with the Library of Congress Veteran's history Project.

Isabelle's boundless energy, creativity, great humor and wonderful stories made her an inspiration to all who were blessed to know her.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19th at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, California. Her nephew, Carl Cedar officiated.

There will be a Shiva Minyan/Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22nd at the home of Cheryl and Robert Cook, 6001 Mountain Villa Dr, Austin, TX 78731.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight Austin or the charity of your choice.