Nov 19, 2012 7:37 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News (Photo courtesy Forbes.com)

Hearst's granddaughter dies at 85

Phoebe Hearst Cooke, a granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, died Sunday night at Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton, Hearst Corporation announced Monday. Cooke was a former member of the corporation's board of directors.

"Phoebe Hearst Cooke brought great energy, commitment and focus to every facet of her life," said Frank A. Bennack, Jr., CEO of Hearst Corporation. "She was an extremely capable and dedicated member of the Hearst Board of Directors for 36 years, as well as a shining leader of her family's philanthropic interests. She was truly giving-of her time, her means, and her heart. Her accomplishments were considerable and her loss is deeply felt."

Hearst Cooke is survived by her daughter Phoebe "Misty" Tovrea Lipari and grandson Kristopher Jay Lipari.

Immediate services will be private. A memorial service is pending and will be announced at a later date.

Donations in her memory may be directed to the following organizations:

American Red Cross
San Luis Obispo County Chapter
Disaster Relief Fund
225 Prado Road #A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Phoebe A. Hearst Pre-School Learning Center
1315 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94415

Mission San Miguel, Calif.
775 Mission Street
San Miguel, CA 93451



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