Carol A. Cokash
November 4, 1940 – November 30, 2020
Born November 4, 1940 to Henry & Victoria Cokash Medford, Massachusetts
Baptized in 1960 as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Carol Ann Cokash fell asleep in death November 30, 2020
Beloved sister of the late Henry G. Cokash and William A Cokash Survived by her two siblings James Cokash and Martha (Cokash ) Nelson Her sisters- and brother- in- law Rosemary Cokash, Josephine Cokash & Bruce Nelson Three nephews, five nieces, one grandnephew, and six great nieces and by many spiritual children, and close friends.
Favorite Scripture: Revelation 21:3 & 4 “With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ‘Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, will come to life.” ~ John 11:25
Services Saturday December 26, 2020 at 3pm pt Zoom ID 813 9652 5717 Password 1234 Dial In Phone +1 669 900 6833 Memorial Talk given by Billy Boyd
Carol Cokash was born November 4, 1940 to Henry and Victoria Cokash in Medford, Massachusetts. She was a wonderful addition to her three brothers, Henry, William, and James. Later, Martha joined to complete the familly. Carol had a special bond with her brother James that was cemented even more so by their love for Jehovah God. When she was falling asleep on November 30th, she was not alone as James was right beside her, saying a prayer and holding her hand.
Upon graduating from Medford High School Carol began work in the business sector that afforded her to support herself and later her ministry as a regular pioneer. Her heart was full of love and kindness, always caring for others. She was a person of great resilience and perseverance. Carol enjoyed singing, meeting people, driving her blue Volkswagen Beetle, and she loved to travel. Her hobbies included cooking and sewing, crocheting many beautiful afghans over the years that she would give to friends.
What was most more important to Carol was her relationship with the Sovereign of the Universe, Jehovah. In 1960 Carol dedicated herself and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Boston, Ma. She then began her life-long ministry as a regular pioneer. Some of those loving friends that supported her ministry were Warren and Dorothy Weil. It was with them she worked shoulder to shoulder in the ministry and traveled, throughout the United States as well as abroad, which she loved!
In 1971 Vicky (Mom), James and Carol set a goal to come out west to the Ocean of Southern California. In 1972 that journey brought them to Arizona. Whether it was preaching in the ice, cold, and snow of Boston or the 95-degree weather at eight in the morning of Arizona, Carol was up for the challenge. Continuing their journey to California’s coast, they found a temporary home in Moreno Valley, with the Alessandro Congregation. There they developed long lasting friendships that grew into a spiritual family; the Boyds, Gurrolas, Hernandez, Prills, Sanchezs, to name a few, along with so many more. They finally reached their goal in 1999, arriving in Oceanside, California, where they were welcomed by another warm loving congregation.
Carol didn’t just share bible truths with people, she lived by them, displaying fine godly qualities. One of Carol’s favorite scriptures describes the hope she had for the future in Revelation 21:3 & 4.
LIFE WITHOUT END - AT LAST
SONG 140 (John 3:16) 1. Can you see with your mind's eye, Peoples dwelling together? Sorrow has passed. Peace at last! Life without tears or pain. (CHORUS) Sing out with joy of heart! You too can have a part. Live for the day when you'll say, "Life without end, at last!"
2. In those days all will be young, All at peace with Jehovah. Troubles are gone, from now on, No need to weep or fear. (CHORUS) Sing out with joy of heart! You too can have a part. Live for the day when you'll say, "Life without end, at last!"
3. Paradise all will enjoy As we sing of God's glory. Long as we live, we will give Honor and praise to God. (CHORUS) Sing out with joy of heart! You too can have a part. Live for the day when you'll say, "Life without end, at last!"
Carol A. Cokash
Paula Phillips DeGroff
December 26, 2020
Carol came to my door when I was 13 years old. I was home sick from school with the chickenpox‘s. She placed the Truth book with
me and came back to study with me. I knew it was the truth but I felt my family would never except it. I went to some meetings and a local convention . I want this but again I thought of my family. After hiding a few times I finally told her I wouldn’t study any more. She grabbed me
and hugged me and said “ I know you are one of Jehovah ‘s sheep!” She was leaving town to care for her mom in the Arizona’s climate. What I learned stuck. At 17 I was baptized. That was 46 years ago, and still none of my family came into the truth but what a great family I gained! Trying to work hard so I can see my dear friend in paradise!