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Idaho State Journal, 02/17/04
GEORGETOWN - Dewey Grant Cook, 49, returned home with honor to his Father on February 15,
2004, at the hospital in Montpelier. He was born January 15, 1955, to Wendell Grant and
Elna Pace Cook in Craig, Colo., where he grew up and graduated from MoCo High School in
1973. His youth was filled with athletics and helping the cousins on the farm.
He served a mission in North Carolina for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
from 1974 to 1976. Upon returning home he met and fell in love with Tamara Eliason, the
love of his life. Dewey and Tami were married for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake
City LDS Temple on August 30, 1977.
He was hired at Monsanto in Soda Springs, Idaho, in the fall of 1978. They moved to their
present home in Georgetown in 1980, where they have raised their seven children.
Dewey was a worthy Melchizedek Priesthood holder in the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities.
Dad spent all of his free time with his children in their various activities. He was known
for his love of coaching and teaching the youth of the valley. On any given summer night
he could be found on a baseball field doing what he loved.
Dad was a true patriot, loving God, our nation and baseball. Many people looked up to him
in many ways, and all who knew him were better for it. Thanks, Dad, for the things that
you did and for the example that you are.
Dewey is survived by his wife, Tami; seven children, Brittany, Scott (Elizabeth and
grandson, Benjamin) of Bountiful, Utah, Brad and Dejah, of Salt Lake City, David, Craig
and Keith of Georgetown; his mother, Elna; and six sisters, Jennie, Nancy, Cindy, Gaylene,
Eileen, all of Salt Lake City, and Mona (Dale) Petersen of Erda, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell Grant Cook, and a sister, Ellen.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 19 at noon in the Georgetown LDS Chapel.
Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary in Montpelier on Wednesday evening, Feb. 18, from 7
to 9 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Burial will be in the