John Conrad Hook

May 23, 1945 — January 6, 2020

John Conrad Hook

John C. Hook passed away on January 6, 2020. John was born to William and Edna Hook in Tacoma, Washington. He was preceded in his death by his parents, brothers Bill and Dennis, his in laws, Marcelino and Luisa Morales and his infant son, John Conrad Jr.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Emma Hook, daughters Lorraine (Joel) Bustamante, Yvonne (Robert) Perez, Roxanne (Marin) Martinez, Maria Hook. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren and five great gran children; his sister, Nita (Tom) Sutich from Washington.

John served in the U.S. Army 1962-1968. He served and loved his country that he continued as a veteran, to be part of the Douglas Fred Hilburn Post 11 for over 40 years. He was elected Post Commander twice as well as other post positions. He was also elected as District 3 commander, state Vice Commander, and AMVETS commander in Douglas.

John’s employment included over 40 years of hospital experience. Working for Southeast Arizona Medical Center and VA Hospital (Tucson, Prescott, San Antonio). Positions included, Medical Records Director/Administrator, Long Term Consultant, FOIA/Privacy Officer.

He was a past member of American Academy of Professional Coders, American Health Information Management Association and the Arizona Hospital Association.

His most notable achievement were delivering his granddaughter at home, being a patient advocate in the VA Health Care System and serving as an American Legion Service Officer.

A viewing will be held this Friday January 10, 2020, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Brown & Page Mortuary in Douglas, AZ. John will be interred at a veteran’s plot at Calvary Cemetery in Douglas, AZ on January 11, 2020 commencing at 2 p.m. with Military Honors by the Fort Huachuca Honor Guard, The American Legion and VFW. A reception will follow at the American Legion Post 11 (in Douglas, AZ).

Pallbearers who will serve are Joel Bustamante, Marin Martinez, Johan Bustamante, Albert Galindo, Robert Perez Sr., Robert Perez Jr. and Jesse Chase.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary. Memories and condolences can be shared at

Brown Page Mortuary is in charge of arrangements, 364-3434.

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