Karla Mae Cook, 45, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
She was born Sept. 13, 1968, in Pittsfield, Maine.
Karla has been a Florida resident for over 20 years, moving here from Maine. She was a waitress at Beyond the Sea restaurant in Englewood, Fla. Karla was all about helping others. She was blessed with the many friends she made in Florida.
She is survived by her mother, Donna LaBlanche; sister, Lisa (Hank) Elkins; brothers, Joseph (special friend, Danielle) Cook and Jeremy (Desiere) Cook; nieces and nephews, Aaran and Megan Elkins, and Timothy, Chelsie and Casey Cook; and aunts and uncles. Karla was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Corinne Cook.
A Memorial Service will be held at the State Park Lighthouse; for the day and time, contact Beyond the Sea at 941-474-1400. Donations can be made to Project Phoenix, 3031 Placida Road, Unit 9, Englewood, FL 34224.