Dewey Grant Cook of Georgetown, Idaho, died Feb. 15, 2004, at the hospital in Montpelier. He was 49.
Cook was born Jan. 15, 1955 in Craig to Wendell Grant and Elna Pace Cook.
Cook grew up and graduated from Moffat County High School in 1973. His youth was filled with athletics and helping 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. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on Aug. 30, 1977. He was hired at Monsanto in Soda Springs in the fall of 1978. They moved to their present home in Georgetown in 1980, where they raised their seven children. Cook was a Melchizedek Priesthood holder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many capacities. Cook 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. Cook 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.
Cook is survived by his wife, Tami; children Brittany, Scott (Elizabeth and grandson Benjamin), of Bountiful, Brad and Dejah, of Salt Lake City, and David, Craig, and Keith, of Georgetown; his mother, Elna; and sisters Jennie, Nancy, Cindy, Gaylene, Eileen, all of Salt Lake City, and Mona (Dale) Petersen, of Erda.
Cook was preceded in death by his father, Wendell Grant Cook, and a sister, Ellen.
Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, in the Georgetown LDS Chapel. Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary in Montpelier from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery.