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Brigitta Williams Cook


Brigitta Williams Cook, of Summerville, SC , died on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at Life Care Center of Charleston.

Born in Stettin, Germany on July 6, 1931, the daughter of Paul and Helene (Frank) Krause, she came to Watertown in 1953.

She married E. Harold Williams of Watertown on January 20, 1954, at The First Presbyterian Church. Mr. Williams passed away February 1, 1989. She married Jesse Cook of Charleston on December 31, 1994. Mr. Cook passed away in 2005.

Mrs. Cook graduated from Jefferson Community College, as valedictorian, in 1967, and from SUNY Oswego in 1969. She established the German language program in the South Jefferson Central School District and taught there until her retirement in 1990. The student exchange program she began under the auspices of the Goethe Institute continues today. After her retirement, she was a language instructor at Jefferson Community College. She moved to Summerville in 1993, where she was an adjunct faculty member at The College of Charleston. For several years she was also a licensed Charleston tour guide, conducting German speaking tours of the historic city. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church, Watertown and the Summerville Artist’s Guild. She was an accomplished watercolorist and avid reader who enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her children, Pamela Hulse (Robert) and Stephen Williams (Pam) of Summerville, two granddaughters and a great-grandson. Also surviving, a sister, HanneLore Gruneberg of Germany, a nephew, cousins, and her step-children, Michele Cook of Sebastian, FL and Michael Cook of Summerville.

Arrangements are with the Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville, SC with spring burial in the Pulaski Village Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be made at

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