Patricia Ann Kimball Cook

 

Patricia Ann Cook, our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was born November 20, 1936 in Independence, Missouri to Vernon and Ruby Griffiths Kimball.  After graduating from high school in 1955, she moved to Denver, Colorado and worked as a telephone operator. From 1956-1959, Patricia served in the Air Force as a Personnel Specialist.

Patricia met the love of her life, Gene Alonzo Cook, in 1959. After Gene joined the Army, they were married on June 23, 1961 in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple.  They are the parents of six children, 27 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.  She devoted her life to her husband and family. She helped them to grow and develop in their talents and individual abilities.

She loved participating in theater, musicals, and directing road-shows, and plays. She passed her artistic love and talents on to her posterity.  She loved to decorate her beautiful home with bright, colorful, and happy décor.  Patricia loved writing poems and creating elaborate cards for family and friends on special occasions.

Patricia was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and showed her love of God and Jesus Christ through her countless hours of dedicated service. She especially enjoyed her service as a temple worker for eight years.

She is survived by her husband, Gene; and children, Val (Collette) Cook, Shingle Springs, CA, Vicky (Kevin) Wilson, Alpine, UT, Vance (Kim) Cook, Bountiful, UT, Vaughn (Lisa) Cook, Mapleton, UT, Veloy (Tamara) Cook, Mapleton, UT, and Valane (Sarah) Cook, Wylie, TX.  She also leaves behind 27 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; a brother, Vernon Kimball, of Blaine, MN; sisters, Jackie Catmull, Idaho Falls, ID, Ruby Francis, San Jose, CA, and Wilma Morgan, Salt Lake City, UT.  Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Ruby Kimball; a sister, Tory Davis; brother, Guy Kimball; and grandchildren, Joshua and Ashley Cook.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Mapleton 1st Ward Chapel, 31 W. Maple Street, Mapleton, Utah.  Family and friends may visit on Sunday evening, August 6, at the church from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services.  Interment will be in the Mapleton Cemetery.

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