Our beloved father, grandfather, and friend, Glenn Frank Cook, 63, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2011.
Glenn was born May 21, 1948 in Shelley to Glenn Franklin and Emma Gerber Cook. He married his true love, Deborah Ann Johnson, on April 1, 1976, in the Manti LDS Temple.
Glenn grew up working hard on a farm in Idaho from morning ’til night, developing a work ethic that would serve him and others for the rest of his life. He served an LDS mission in London, England, where he was extremely dedicated to the principles of the gospel. However, this dedication would pale in comparison to the harrowing effort expended in capturing the heart of the ever-elusive girl of his dreams, Debbie. Together they took on the world and seven children, which would prove to be his greatest adventure.
From developing government buildings, to drilling natural gas wells, to discovering the next gold mine, all of his dreams were tangible, for to him, nothing was beyond his reach. He was constantly learning new things and lived to help everyone around him by sharing his knowledge. When he wasn’t working, you could find him in the fields of his farm, on his horses, in the mountains and always with his family. No matter what he was doing he always made it a priority to let his kids know how proud he was of their accomplishments (no matter how small). He always let his family know how much he loved them.
He is survived by his loving wife, Debbie; his beautiful children (true…some are arguably more beautiful than the others): Matt, Amie Jo, Luke (Jessica), John, Mark (Kellie), Nikee (Scott), and Katie; his precious granddaughter Millie, who will miss her “Papa;” his mother, Emma of Washington, Utah; and siblings Anna Ruth (Larry) Kohler of Firth; Pearl Staggie of Queen Creek, Ariz.; Vickie Bischoff of Provo, Utah; Vivian (Bob) Lewis of Moapa, Nev.; Valene Atwood of Overton, Nev.; Paul (PJ) Cook of Idaho Falls; Helen (Bill) Turpin of Idaho Falls; Cathy (Claine) Haggard of Firth; Jerry (Claudia) Cook of Grace; John (Karen) Cook of Idaho Falls; Candee (Shane) Robbins of Hyrum, Utah; Brenda (David) Shettel of Washington, Utah; and Lori (Michael) Stephenson of Murrietta, Calif.
All the millions of friends that Glenn made in his lifetime are invited to the funeral services, which will be held Thursday, July 14, 2011, at noon in the Lindon 9th Ward LDS chapel, 1050 E. 100 N., Lindon, Utah.
There will be a viewing Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 S. 300 E., Pleasant Grove, Utah, and at the church on Thursday from 10-11:45 a.m. Glenn will be laid to rest in the Lindon City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com .
Happy trails, Dad…see ya soon.
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