Obituary: Orie Cook |

Obituary: Orie Cook

Orie Cook
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Orie Cook

October 13, 1927 – December 7, 2020

Orie Duwayne Cook was born to Artie and Vera Cook on October 13, 1927 in Scott City Kansas. He passed away on December 7, 2020 at the age of 93. He grew up in Oakley, Kansas where he went to live and work on a dairy farm when he was 12. At the age of 14 he obtained his driver’s license which later was upgraded to a chauffeur’s license which allowed him to drive the school bus while attending high school. Upon graduation, he joined the army at the end of WWII where his chauffeur’s license earned him the job of driving the American generals to the war crime trials of the Japanese generals in the Philippines. After the war, he joined his parents to work in the oil fields at Wilson Creek Co. He met Betty (Klein) in Meeker, CO and they were married in 1952. He continued to work in the area until he and his father purchased farmland in Routt and Moffat County. Farming and family would become his life’s passion and he would spend the next 45 years raising wheat and his children. He was known as a farmer’s farmer with a dedication to the land and its way of life. Orie was a member of the Church of Christ and will be remembered for his beautiful singing. He is survived by his wife Betty, sons Donald and Curtis (Debbie), daughter Sherri Fredrickson (Dennis), six grandchildren Cody Fredrickson (Angela), Eric Fredrickson (Holly), Jenna Cook, Megan Dowling (Dayton), Cameron Cook, Tori Cook and 6 great-grandchildren.

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