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Memorial Service Set for Malibu Mom Annette Cook

Annette Cook, a 48-year-old mother of three sons, founded Barefoot Dreams, a manufacturer of luxurious blankets and loungewear in 1994.

Annette Leslie Seifert Cook, 48, of Malibu, died Saturday, Dec. 29 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Malibu Jewish Center, 24855 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

The family released the following statement:

Cook married Stanley William Cook on Saturday, Sept. 27, 1997 in Los Angeles and was the mother of three sons, Grayson William, 14, Chase Clayton, 13, and Preston Thomas, 8.

Annette was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on April 2, 1964 to Lester and Bonney Thomas Seifert. She was first runner-up to Miss Teen Wisconsin in 1981 and graduated from Kiel High School, Kiel, Wisconsin in 1982. She attended both the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, as well as Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton.

In 1994 Annette founded Barefoot Dreams, a manufacturer of luxurious blankets and loungewear. Shortly after launching Barefoot Dreams, she met and married Stan, the love of her life. Together, the two continued to grow and develop the company in Malibu. The joys of her life were her husband and their three sons. They provided her with constant love and inspiration. Barefoot Dreams allowed her to achieve her dream of being able to stay home with her children and teach them the importance of a strong work ethic and the sense of family as the priority.

Annette is survived by her husband, Stan and three sons, Grayson, Chase and Preston, all of Malibu. She is further survived by a brother, Michael Seifert and his wife Laurie of Madison, Wisconsin; a sister, Pamela Seifert Twohig of Mequon, Wisconsin; a brother, Thomas Seifert and his wife Karen of Scottsdale, Arizona; a brother, David Seifert and his wife Sandra of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; and a sister, Jane Seifert Curley and her husband Michael of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; her mother-in-law, Carolyn Copes of Burbank, California; a brother-in-law, Steven C. Cook and his wife Ivy of Glendale, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Bonney Seifert; her father-in-law, Clayton R. Cook; and her stepfather-in-law, Wilson B. Copes.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Annette’s name at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, which can be found at www.uscnorris.com/AnnetteCook.

Lynne Biglow January 18, 2013 at 02:59 PM
It doesn't seem possible that we won't see Annette's beautiful smile in Malibu, again. She pushed through impossible odds to stay here far longer than any doctor had predicted, out of deep love for her Stan, Grayson, Chase and Preston. Annette had very important women in her life who 'carried and lifted' her through the whole journey. I feel so blessed to have had Annette in my life. One solution to help get through this loss is to wrap yourself in one of her yummy Barefoot Dreams blankets! Feel her presence all around you!!!! My thoughts and love are spread around our community and to her East Coast family with the happiest of memories of this amazingly strong, courageous, talented and beautiful woman.
Veronica Barton-Schwartz January 18, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Annette was one of the most beautiful souls inside and out. She did light up a room by just being there. My love and sympathy goes out to her family and friends.
JBB January 18, 2013 at 05:59 PM
My sympathy to her family and friends. I didn't know Annette but I lost my sister to cancer the same weekend she passed away. The grief can be overwhelming at times. I pray for strength for all who are grieving.
J. Flo January 18, 2013 at 06:58 PM
I also don't know Annette but know the pain of losing a beloved - friend, mother, wife, daughter far too soon. So painful and heart wrenching. Sending up bright light and love to all who loved her so! So sorry for such an immeasurable loss.
Sabrina Cabrera January 24, 2013 at 08:12 PM
I'm so sorry to hear of this:( My babe worked for them & they were good people. She will be missed. Our prayers, thoughts, & condolences go out to Stan, her 3 boys, & the whole family. Peace & Love be with you all<3 The Cabrera Family- Edgar, Sabrina, Rhianna, Ezra, & Ayla. P.S. We still have & use our comfy awesome Barefoot Dreams blankies. I'm glad we have them:)

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