Obituaries - In Loving Memory

Raquel Cook
December/22/1954 - December/21/2021

Raquel Cook, 66, peacefully gained her angel wings at home on December 21, 2021, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 22,1954 in San Antonio, Texas to Rudy Gonzales and Matilde Saldivar. Later Raquel moved to Toledo, Ohio where she met the love of her life Howard Leon Cook II. They were married on February 7, 1976. "Lee" was taken from Raquel too early, but he remained the love of her life as she continued to raise their six children in a loving home. Her most cherished times were the ones she spent with her children, grandchildren and family. Her door was always open and you could expect a house full of relatives and neighbors at all times, as she dedicated her life to taking care of others. Whether a grandchild needed guidance, a baby needed soothing or a relationship needed mending, she would give her advice and share her lifetime of wisdom without judgment. Raquel loved to cook and it was always known that you would receive a delicious meal from her kitchen. She takes with her many recipes we all wish we had. Times will definitely be changed as she leaves behind a large family. Surviving are her six children Johnny (Monica) Barnosky, Howard (Jill) Cook III, Bobbie-Jo (Danny) Pegish, Priscilla (Edward) Zaborski, Christopher (Kim)Cook, and Michael (Michelle)Cook. Her siblings Jesusa Wahl, Joe Reyna, Richard Luna, Matilda Saldivar, Rudy Saldivar, Consuelo Canterbury, Cynthia Castilleja, and April Saldivar, 32 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and special friends Shirley Allen, Sandra Henderson, and Betty Gwiner. She was preceded in death by her husband Howard L. Cook II, infant daughter Ruby, parents Rudy Gonzales, Matilde and Rudy Saldivar.

Memorial Services
Raquel’s life celebration will be Wednesday December 29, 2021 from 3-9 pm at Urbanski Funeral Home a Life Celebration Home 5055 Secor Rd. Toledo, Ohio. Funeral services will begin at 10 am Thursday December 30th in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 738 St. Clair St. Toledo, Ohio 43609 where the Funeral Mass will begin at 11 am. Those wishing to attend Raquel Cook's funeral service may do so remotely by logging onto:
Thursday December 30, 2021 at 11:00 am. The service will be available for viewing for 90 days.

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