Walter William Cook Sr. died June 25, 2021 in Kemmerer, Wyoming at the age of 87. He was born in Green River, Wyoming to Edwin [Ted] and Lillian [Cross] Cook.
Walt attended school in Green River and was an avid football, basketball and baseball player. He was inducted into the Green River High School Hall of Fame for two years in a row and his team took state championship. He also took ‘All State’ for at least 3 years and lettered in football, basketball and track before graduating in 1953.
After graduation he joined and served in the United States Air Force. Walt worked for American Electric in Green River, the forest service in New Mexico and on a ranch in Cokeville, Wyoming. After working 22 years for the United States Post Office he retired.
Walter is survived by his wife Mary Cook [Brower] of Wyoming and his son Walter Cook Jr. [Brenda], daughter Crystal Nebeker [Corey], son Joseph Cook [Elise], 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren as well as his brother Larry Cook, sisters Carol Diksen [Cal] and Karen Cook [Don DeLaune].
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers; Teddy and Gordan, a sister Mary Kay and his children; 3 infants sons and 2 daughters; Annette and Rebecca [Becky] Cook.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday July 2, 2021 at the Lyman, Wyoming LDS Church. There will be a viewing before the service starting at 10:00 am. Interment will be 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at the Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, in Cottonwood Heights [SLC], Utah.
The Cook family would like to thank the staff at the South Lincoln Medial Center and the Ball Family Chapel.