Jon Charles Cook

Born: Tue., Feb. 1, 1938
Died: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 09, 2018
Location: Union Presbyterian Church

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Jon Charles Cook, age 80, passed away February 23, 2018 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a brief illness.

He was born February 1, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Louis and Marguerite Turner Cook.

He graduated from Evanston High School in 1956, and thereafter enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1960.  After his military service, Jon attended Weber State University for a year.  He returned to Evanston where he was a house painter with the family business, Charles Cook & Son. He took over the business and operated it for many years.  In 1986, he began working at the Wyoming State Hospital as the Paint Shop Supervisor.  He was still employed at the time of his death.

On July 29, 1966, he married Mary Jane Smith.  They had one daughter, Lisa.  They were later divorced, but remained very close friends.

The highlight of Jon’s life was spending time with his family.  He looked forward to yearly visits to Grand Teton National Park, where he especially loved relaxing at Signal Mountain Lodge, boating and fishing on Jackson Lake, and viewing wildlife.  Jon carried a vast amount of pride for his grandsons. He was loving, patient, supportive, and enjoyed participating in their many activities.  

Jon is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Anthony Elardi; his grandsons, Nico and Vinny, all of Evanston; and his sister, Melissa Brown of Talent, Oregon.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Crandall Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 9, at 1:00 p.m. at the Union Presbyterian Church in Evanston.

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Nancy Jane Holgate
   Posted Thu March 01, 2018
May the God of Peace surround you during this time of sorrow. I pray the memories of "yesterdays" will remain in your heart and help you get through the "todays."

Julie pace ekness
   Posted Fri March 02, 2018
Mary Jane and family, my thoughts and prayers to all of you at this difficult time.

Carol Ratcliff Holmes
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
so sorry for your loss, It is sad to see another classmate pass. Jon was such a well liked man. He will be missed. Mary Jane and Lisa I loved seeing how close you were as a family. This will be a hard time for you, God Bless. Carol9

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