Patricia Jean (Horton) Cook, 66, of Waldo passed away March 28, 2019, at EMMC in Bangor surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born July 31, 1952, in Glendive, Mont., the daughter of Richard and Jean (Cupper) Horton.

Pat was the most loving, sensitive and compassionate woman who embraced life to its fullest. Her life motto was "this too shall pass" and Pat had a wonderful sense of humor. She had to, raising four obnoxious teenagers — Doug, Beth, Donna and Richard. The family traveled the world, including Germany as well as Southern, Midwestern and Eastern parts of the United States. Pat was the wife of a Vietnam veteran, while raising two daughters and a son. Her marriage consisted of 51 years of unconditional love, dedication and devotion.

She is predeceased by her parents and siblings David, Cindy and Kevin.

Pat is survived by her loving husband retired Sgt. 1st Class Henry M. Cook Jr. of Belfast; her daughter Elizabeth L. (Cook) Benner and husband Tom of Swanville and children  Shannon, Robert, Carl, Johanna and Zachary, and 11 grandchildren (great-grandchildren to Pat); daughter Donna L. (Cook) Wenz and fiance Butch Ward of Swanville; Donna's three children Scott, Amber and Justin, and eight grandchildren (great-grandchildren to Pat); her son Richard A. Cook of Waldo and his ex-wife Diana Gorman of Knox and their seven children Kaleb, Gregory, Bryton, Savannah, Jillian, Gabrielle and Clint, and six grandchildren (great-grandchildren to Pat); her sister Cheryl and husband Arthur Bragdon along with their children; her brother, who she took in and raised as her own son, Douglas Allen Horton and his wife Tina and their children Samantha, Alonia (with Alonia's three children) and Christina; and grandson Gregory Cook, whom she also raised. In addition, she is survived by Robert Watt as a valued family member along with his children, as well as many nieces and nephews in her journey of life.

Pat's most cherished friends that she adored and loved are Trudy Weber, formerly of Germany now of Colorado, and Doris Dodge of Jackson. To these two: your love and friendship was cherished and may your hearts be mended by the grace of God.

Pat will be remembered for her enjoyment of casino-hopping and playing bingo. She enjoyed her ability to crochet and knit — this was art to her. Pat was a gift to all who received her love.

A celebration of her life will be held Thursday, April 4, at 1 p.m. at Stonecrest in Waldo.

Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.