Edith Jean Cook Barnes

Sept. 28, 1931 – Jan. 26, 2013

Edith Jean Barnes was born Sept. 28, 1931, on her family’s farm outside of Deaver to Warren (Hoosty) Cook and Antelena (Lena) Lauskitis Cook. Edith died at her home in Cowley on Jan. 26, 2013. Her funeral will be Jan. 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Cowley LDS Church. Interment will be at the Cowley Cemetery.

Edith Jean Cook Barnes
Edith Jean Cook Barnes

Edith grew up in the Cowley area sharing her childhood home with her brother Harold and her sister Nancy. After graduating high school she moved to Basin where she worked as a telephone operator.

Edith met and married the love of her life, Edward Raymond Barnes, on Jan. 24, 1958, in Cowley. Out of this union came three children: John Warren Barnes (Carolyn) of Cowley, Renela Marie Barnes of Lovell and Carol Jean Barnes of Casper. She has six grandchildren: Raymond, Christopher, Natasha, Melissa (Justin), Elizabeth and Della Rose.

Edith moved around with Ed during the first years of their marriage following Ed’s employment endeavors. When John was in middle school, Edith and Ed decided to make their home permanently in Cowley, so the children did not change schools during their high school years.

Edith was a wonderful homemaker and a great inspiration to her children, family and friends. Edith was a member of the LDS Church, serving many different callings during her service. She loved knitting and sewing. She loved to make afghens, pot holders and dish cloths to give to her family and friends. She would give these out as special occasion gifts. She loved flowers of any kind, however she favored pink roses. She supported her children and grandchildren in whatever venture they chose.

Edith fulfilled her dream of making it to the temple and sealing herself to the love of her life. This was something she worked hard at over the years. She always said you were never too old to get things done.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents Warren and Lena Cook, her sister Nancy Cook Engin Keen and her husband Edward Raymond Barnes. She is survived by her four children, seven grandchildren and her brother. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Cowley LDS Church. Burial will be in the Cowley Cemetery.

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