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Document Details


Title: Gaye Lynn Cook
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Center for Columbia River History. Oral History Archive
Collection: Women and Timber: The Pacific Northwest Logging Community, 1920-1998
Description: Gaye Lynn was 35 at the time of her interview. She lives in Vancouver, Washington. Her father was a choker setter and her first husband, Ken Cook, was a chaser and sometimes faller. Ken was killed in 1996 by a widowmaker while falling a tree, leaving Gaye Lynn with two young daughters. Gaye Lynn and Ken were divorced at the time of Ken's death, and Gaye Lynn has since remarried. Nevertheless, she still grieves deeply the loss of Ken. Since his death, her life has been confused and directionless. Her oldest daughter, now 17, lives with Ken's sister in a small town outside of Olympia, WA. Her youngest daughter, now 9, lives with her grandmother, Myrna Ihrig, in Vancouver. Both girls are doing very well. Gaye Lynn is estranged from her current husband, is unemployed, and pieces together a living helping her mother around the house.
URL: http://www.ccrh.org/oral/women&timber/bibs/OHCook.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cook, Gaye Lynn
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Homemaker
Document date: 21-Oct-1998
Interviewer: Sutphen, Debra
Locations discussed: North America; Oregon; Pacific Northwest; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Forests and forestry; Loggers' spouses; Loggers--Northwest, Pacific; Logging--Northwest, Pacific; Logging--Vocational guidance; Lumber camps; Lumber trade; North America; Oral history; Oregon; Pacific Northwest; United States; Women; Women employees; Women loggers--Northwest, Pacific; Work environment
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0028916-31873