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Kemmerer LDS Stake Center
Monday April 5th, 2021
1:00pm

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Christy Cook

Born: December 5th, 1948, Provo Utah

Deceased: 2021, March 26th
Christy was born on December 5, 1948 in Provo Utah. She was raised by her parents Bill and Shirley Mower in American Fork and later moved to Kemmerer Wyoming. She graduated from Kemmerer High in 1967 where she was a member of the Pep Club and a wonderful student, after which she attended college in Denver Colorado and became an x-ray technician; later on changing careers to work as a stenographer and a court reporter.
One night Christy was out to dinner at Viva Naughton with her parents and met Larry. He thought she looked pretty good and she must have thought the same about him; they were married one year later in 1979 even though those closest to Larry warned her against it.
Early in her career as an x-ray tech she worked in LaJolla California. She loved working in the medical field and had many stories of x-raying many famous people. Among those, were Buck Owens and her favorite was John Wayne. She remembers walking out into the waiting room and calling, “Mr. Wayne?” and a big tall man walked around the corner and it was John Wayne. After that she continued as an xray tech and lived for a time in her favorite Salt Lake City. She came home and decided to get trained in stenography and worked as a court reporter for many years.
After she and Larry married, she became a mother and soon a grandmother. She spent most of her next 20 years at the lake and Viva Naughton II hosting fishing derbies, poker runs, weddings, anniversaries, dance dinners, retirement parties and Christmas parties, catering and helping people celebrate and make memories. She was welcoming, fun and always ready to share a shot.
From shots to temples, Larry and Christy were sealed in the Ogden Temple in ….2006?
After retiring from the lake Larry and Christy continued to cater, they loved to travel, watch baskball, the visited many temples, attended many events for grandkids and provided many services for their community and church callings
Christy managed the Kemmerer Food Bank for many years. She built it up, provided awareness, and it became a quality staple for many families in need and it is one of the best food banks in the state. Her efforts and legacy are continued today by her close colleagues. Everything Christy did she always had her Food Bank patrons in mind and heart.
She always gave her all to her church callings. She served as the organist, primary teacher, relief society, and her most dear calling was the Addiction recover program. She spent the last 20 years of her life in full service of her family and her community. One of her favorites was playing Mr. and Mrs. Clause at Christmas. She also loved the last years she spent being a care-taker for her mother and father.
Her greatest love was knowledge and reading. She read every spare moment. Most of what she read was gospel doctrine and literature. She spent much of her time growing close to the lord and strengthening her testimony.
Preceded in death: by both her parents Bill and Shirley, Brother Rikki, sister Pam and Nephew Mathew.



Survived by: Husband Larry, children Celene Gunter, LaVerne Marchione, and Brian (Wendy) Cook and Bob Robinson (foster son). Grandchildren Jennifer, Danniel, Austin, Gavin, Jordan, Bailey, Carrera, Garrison, Kade, Shannon and little Jennifer. And 19 Great Children. Her sisters Billy (Lonnie) Woodbridge, Bobby (Eric) Rudy, and John (Carole) Mower and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Kemmerer LDS Stake Center, with a viewing to be held one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow services at the South Lincoln Cemetery, Kemmerer, WY.
Ball Family Chapel of Kemmerer has been entrusted to arrangements.

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Steve Ausman lit a candle for Christy Cook

Steve Ausman Apr 19 2021 05:22:25 PM

Jay and Debbie Phi.lips lit a candle for Christy Cook

Jay and Debbie Phi.lips Apr 15 2021 07:45:31 PM

Larry, I am so sorry for your loss. Christy was a special soul, she would do anything to help anyone. As someone with Autism, I was treated horribly by a lot of people, but christy treated me so nicely and showed me compassion and understanding. She taught me to be a better person by showing me that if someone is using drugs, homeless, starving, etc that they aren't bad people, but instead they are gods children who have become lost, and need a hand to pull them up, instead of being pushed down.

Christy you will be missed, Rest in peace.

Jacob Fassett Apr 14 2021 07:47:51 AM

Jacob Fassett lit a candle for Christy Cook

Jacob Fassett Apr 14 2021 07:42:01 AM

Norris and I extend our sympathy to Larry and Christy's family. I enjoyed working with her at the Kemmerer Food Bank. Christy had a smile and kind words for everyone she met! Norris and Rosalie Tratnik

Norris and Rosalie Tratnik Apr 11 2021 06:24:51 PM

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JUDY NELSON HANKIN Apr 5 2021 07:32:58 PM

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Ron & Jeanie Cattelan Apr 5 2021 01:43:35 PM

My condolences to you, Larry, my friend and former co-worker.

And to Christy, my forever friend. From our friendship in high school, to X-ray training in Denver, and our move to LaJolla CA where we lived a block from the ocean. We grew together as friends and people.
Ours was an easy friendship even after our life's took different paths.
Wish we could have taken that last road trip we talked about .
I miss you 😢
See you on the other side 🙏🏻

Chris Gutterman Apr 5 2021 12:06:02 AM

Our condolences to Larry and the Cook family. Our prayers are with you always
Dwaine and Alison Lyman

Dwaine Lyman Apr 3 2021 08:21:51 PM

So happy that we got to know Christy & call her a friend. It was always a pleasure to see & visit with her. Susan & Don Barker

Susan Barker Apr 2 2021 09:59:57 AM