Christopher Hook, 31, Detroit Died
June 3, 1995 in San Rafael, California
Chris was born at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA., Sept. 10, 1963
and attended schools in Bismarck and San Raphael. He graduated from San Raphael High
School in 1981 and received a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from the University of
California at Berkeley in 1986. Chris received a master's of business administration
from the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, in 1989. He
worked as a corporate planner for Zexel Corp. in Tokyo, Japan until 1993, when he was
transferred to Detroit. 1994 he joined Rockwell International in Troy Mich., as a
product line manager for products including auto navigational systems.
A multilinguist, Chris was fluent in English, German, French, Dutch and Japanese. He
enjoyed travel, jogging, reading, computers, investing and had numerous innovative
business ideas. Creative from an early age, he taught computer programming to adults
at age 13.
Chris is survived by his parents Margo Turkington, San Rafael, and Dr. William F.
Hook, Bismarck; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul Franklin Hook, San Rafael, and
William Charles and Debbie Boucher Hook, Marquette, Mich.; one sister Kari Hook, Grand
Forks; one niece, Rachel Ann, and a nephew, Stephen Dyas Hook, of Marquette; his
grandparents, D. Power and Catherine Boothe, Sausalito, Calif.; and uncles and aunts,
Barry and Joan Boothe, San Francisco, Joe and Catherine Boothe Lifto, Coto de Caza,
Calif., and Richard and Pat Karlgaard, Bismarck.