Memorial services for Lisa Anne Domingo Cook, 50, of Crawford, were Jan. 22, 2018, at Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron with the Rev. James Domingo officiating. Burial was at Crawford Cemetery with military honors.
On Jan. 11, 2018, Lisa Anne Domingo Cook went home to Jesus and her family who have gone before her.
Lisa was born to Robert and Liz Domingo Aug. 22, 1967. She was welcomed home by her parents and two brothers, Michael and James. As was the Domingo way she was beautiful from the moment she was born.
Lisa and her four brothers suffered through chicken pox together when she was almost 3-years-old. That same year she fell and broke her arm.
From kindergarten through the ninth grade she attended Weeping Water Public School. She finished high school at Crawford High School. During the summers she worked at Fort Robinson State Park. Lisa excelled academically and was well liked in school. She was in Honor Society and went to Girl’s State.
After graduation, Lisa attended Chadron State College for two years. After her freshman year in 1986, she and her two younger brothers, Brian and David, enlisted in the Army Reserves in what is called split option. She did her basic training at Fort Dix, N.J., that summer. She spent another year at Chadron State and completed her training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in 1987. During this time, she also worked as a lifeguard at Chadron State College.
Lisa wanted to take a year off college and make a life change, so she accepted a nanny job in California. She worked for several different families. Some good and some not so good. Her last family was a couple of doctors, they got along well, and Lisa was encouraged to train to be a surgical tech. She took a 10-month course at a community college in San Diego.
While she was in California she would go to Army Reserves meetings, where she met Terry Bockes. They married and were sent on assignment to a base in Germany for two years. Lisa took this opportunity to travel and see several countries: Holland, Spain, Austria, France and of course, Germany.
After that tour of duty, they were transferred to Louisiana. Lisa worked at a hospital in Baton Rouge until she separated from Terry and moved to Hammond, La., where she worked at North Oaks Hospital.
It was at North Oaks that she met Jeff Cook in 1999. They were a good match and married in 2001. Jeff applied for a job at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. He got the job, so they moved to Louisville with their dog, Thibadoux. Lisa worked at the hospital, too. While in Nebraska, Katie was born Dec. 20, 2003. She was the light of their lives and the “belle of the ball.” The family moved back to Louisiana in 2005. Lisa and Jeff returned to their former jobs at North Oaks Hospital.
In 2012, Jeff began to suffer from several health issues, and he died on Aug.2, 2014, while they were vacationing. This was a very painful and difficult time for both Lisa and Katie.
After a time, Lisa left North Oaks and began working at Cypress Pointe Hospital. She was working at Cypress Pointe at the time of her diagnosis with brain cancer.
Wherever and with whomever Lisa worked or lived, she was loved and respected for her work ethic, her intelligence, her willingness to help others whatever the circumstance. She will be missed by many.
Lisa is survived by Leslie and James (her brother), these two gave such loving care to Lisa during her last months of life. Leslie never left Lisa’s side. They did countless tasks to make Lisa as comfortable as possible. They were at her bedside as she took her last breaths.
Also left to mourn is Lisa’s daughter Katie, mother Liz Domingo, brothers, Michael (Judy) Domingo, James (Leslie) Domingo and David (April) Domingo; uncles, Eugene Clevenger, Charles Steils; aunts; Thelma Domingo, Rose Steils, Mary Clevenger; parents-in-law; Charlene and Harold Cook; brother-in-law; Jimmy Cook; special sister, Jamie Summers; “First Boyfriend” Butch Dennis; Many cousins, nephews, nieces, friends and neighbors; special friend Austin Smith.
Preceded in death, her beloved husband, Jeff Cook; dad, Robert Domingo; brother, Brian Domingo; grandparents, Oscar and Julia Domingo; Allen and Marie Clevenger; uncles Eugene Domingo, Harold Domingo, Robert Dennis, Joseph Clevenger and Paul Clevenger; aunts Eileen Clevenger, Dorothy Dennis, Flossie Domingo and Betty Domingo.
She just wanted to go Home!
In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial for Lisa’s 14-year old daughter, Katie. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, Nebraska 69337. Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron is in charge of arrangements.