About Dean Cook
Idaho State Journal, 12/08/03
DINGLE, Idaho - Dean Cook, 87, was called home by his Heavenly Father on Dec. 6, 2003. He died at his lifetime residence in Dingle, Idaho. He was born April 27, 1916, in Dingle to Henry Cook and Lenora Ann Smedley. He attended school in Dingle and Montpelier. As a young man he worked on the ranch with his father and his uncle Golden Cook.
He met the love of his life and married Dorothy Pearl Layland on June 16, 1934. They lived their entire lives on the Dingle Ranch. They were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Dingle Ward and held the Melchizedek Priesthood.
Dean worked construction at the Central Farmers and Monsanto Plants. He worked as a plumber for Tri-State, Inc. He also worked for Walton Feed where he retired. He ran the ranch in between working. He and his loving wife loved the outdoors. Camping, hunting and fishing were their hobbies. His favorite pastime was playing pinochle and horseshoes. He was a great example to all his family and everyone who knew him. He was well known for helping neighbors and friends and family. His great patience was envied by everyone who knew him.
Dean is survived by three children, Rusty Dean (Jan) Cook of Soda Springs, Carol Dawn Booth of Montpelier, Julie (Mark) Huguet of Missoula, Montana; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Nathel Kelsey of Montpelier. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Pearl, and one sister, Afton Hymas.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Dingle LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call at Matthews Mortuary on Monday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday at the church from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Dingle Cemetery.
The family would suggest donations be made to the Bear Lake County Library.