Oct. 28, 1935 – July 26, 2011
Kenneth Cook of Burlington died Tuesday, July 26, 2011, after a six-month battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Burlington, Wyo. His parents were Donald Sylvester Cook and Geneva Marie Aagard. He was a kind and caring person who loved and served his family and many others.
Kenneth served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from January 1957 through July of 1959. He was in the National Guard from 1959 through 1962. He married Connie R. Christopherson on Feb. 6, 1961, in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. He was the father of six children: Myron, Sonja, Elaine, Elgin, Galen and TaMara.
He was a farmer, teacher, beekeeper and custodian for the LDS Church.
He helped get the Town of Burlington incorporated and was mayor for 11 years. Later, he served as a Burlington town council member. He served in the Billings Temple for four years and served as a scoutmaster for 12 years. Recently, he served as counselor in the bishopric and ward clerk.
He is survived by his wife, Connie; his son Myron Cook and wife, Merlaine, of Keller, Texas; daughter Sonja Petersen and husband, Kemp, of Kelso, Wash.; daughter Elaine Flores and husband, Dan, of Burlington; son Elgin Cook and wife, Melissa, of Thorne Bay, Alaska; son Galen Cook and wife, Maggie, of Billings; daughter TaMara Robertson and husband, Bruce, of Worland; brother James Cook and wife, Donna, of Burlington; sister Donna Stanger and husband, Neil, of Burlington; 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Ai Deloss Cook and Maude J. Hardee and James Aagard and Annie Winter and parents Donald and Geneva Cook.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 30, at the Burlington LDS Church. Burial was in the Burlington Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell was in charge. Condolences may be sent to www.haskellfuneralhome.com.
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