Celebrating the life of

Dorothy "Dottie" Brenner Cook

August 29, 1924 - June 28, 2020


Dorothy Brenner Cook, 95, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

Mrs. Cook was born in Marsh, Montana and she graduated high school in Grandview, Washington. She was an original Rosie the Riveter working at the Boeing plant in Seattle, Washington during World War II.  With her first husband, Scott, who was an officer in the United States Air Force, she travelled around the United States and Japan while raising her three beloved children: Susanne, Burder (Buzz) and Lorelle (Lori). After settling in Savannah, Georgia, Dottie graduated from vocational school and went to work for the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System as a secretary at the Chatham County Board of Education. Once Dottie retired, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, Steven and Danielle, travelling with her sisters and working in her yard.

Surviving is her daughter, Susanne L. Sapp; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Steven M. and Becky Petrea; granddaughter, Danielle N. Smith; and sister, Irene Ruth Hoskin. Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her parents, John and Dorothea Brenner; her children, Burder (Buzz) Smith Athey, III and Lorelle (Lori) Athey Petrea; her sisters, Antonia Keithley, Clara Brenner and Tina Hill; and her brother, John Brenner; and two ex-husbands, Burder (Scott) Smith Athey, Jr. and John Cook.

A graveside service will be held in the Good Shepard section of Forest Lawn Memory Gardens on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 12:30 p.m.



Susanne and Danielle, such a sad time...I'm so sorry...just remember the good times past.

- larry dickerson, portal, ga

A candle has been lit!

Danielle and Susanne, You're both in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I remember Dot as a smart, interesting, spunky little lady. She lived an amazing life and will be missed. She left you with memories that will never be forgotten. Love, Susan

- Susan G. Sapp, Pembroke, Ga

Sue: I am so sorry to hear of Dot's passing. She was my Mama's very best friend. And now they are together, laughing and drinking coffee. Our love and prayers are with you. Bobbie

- Frank and Bobbie D Stephens, Thunderbolt, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel