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Dean Cook

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Dean Cook Obituary

Dean R. Cook, 62, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at his home.

He was born Nov. 20, 1951, in Idaho Falls to Orville F. Cook and May Christina Ritchie Cook. He grew up in the area andattended Bonneville and Rigby high schools. After graduating he attended Ricks College in Rexburg, where he earned his associate degree.

On Jan. 15, 1971, he married Joan Hancock in Idaho Falls. They were later divorced.

Dean owned Roche Moving and Storage for 25 years. He was president of the Bonneville Youth Soccer League and pioneered the growth of soccer in Idaho Falls. He coached local club soccer for 25 years, including 16 years at Idaho Falls High School.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held numerous callings, including Elder's Quorum president, ward clerk, ward Executive Secretary, and teacher in the High Priest's Quorum.

Survivors are his sons, Ryan (Nicole) Cook of Idaho Falls and Corey Cook of Salt Lake City; daughter, Kira (Jonathan) Thornton of Dallas; and sisters, Joan (Larry) Hawker of Jarbidge, Nev., and Brenda Johnson of Idaho Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Chad; three brothers, Blain, Boyd and Paul Cook; and a sister, Dolores Anderson.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Idaho Falls Central Stake Center, 2025 Jennie Lee Drive, with Bishop Randy Peterson of the Idaho Falls LDS 11th Ward officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday from and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday prior to services, both at the stake center. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Dean Cook Memorial Fund at Beehive Credit Union in Idaho Falls.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

Published in Post Register on Apr. 3, 2014
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