Mrs. VanDusen died Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Newport Community Hospital Long Term Care, Newport Washington. She was born June 12, 1916, at Siloam Springs, Missouri, to James G. Cook and Julia Ann Patton Cook. On July 8, 1939, she was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Rolla VanDusen, who preceded her in death on August 6, 2000. Together they moved to California, where they lived until Rolla passed away. Mrs. VanDusen had lived in a nursing home in Newport, Washington for the past two years. She was of the Baptist faith, her membership being in the First Baptist Church, Folsom, California.
She is survived by a grandson, James Cox, State of Washington; granddaughter, Johnnie Marie Rousseau, State of New Mexico; special step-granddaughter, Kelly Wright, Placerville, California; three nieces, Lois London, husband, Paul, Ruth Devore and Hazel Dollins, all of West Plains, Missouri; several other nieces and nephews in Oklahoma, California and Nevada.
Her parents, husband, one son, James R. Cox, four sisters and seven brothers precede her in death.
Mrs. VanDusen will lie in state from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.