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Roger "Roger" Morris Cook

Apr 27, 1945 Jun 29, 2024

Roger Morris Cook passed away peacefully, June 29, 2024, after a long battle with Parkinson’s, surrounded by all his children and his loving wife.

He was born April 27, 1945, to Morris and Betty Cook. He spent his childhood in Fountain Green, Utah, until his teenage years when his family moved just a few miles south to Moroni. He developed a love for the great outdoors by herding sheep for his father and later owning his own herd. He had a special place in his heart for animals and loved feeding strays he would encounter. He especially loved horses and had many throughout the years.

Roger met the love of his life, Marianne Crosland, when he was just 17 years old. They dated until he was called to serve in the Northern

California Mission. When he returned, they were married on July 1, 1967. Just six weeks later he was drafted to serve his country in Vietnam. After almost two years of service, he returned home to a grateful wife, and they began their family.

He started out herding sheep, and later went to the trade school and studied auto mechanics. In 1981 he started and operated his own mechanic and metal fabrication business, Wagon Wheel Repair. He was also a dealer for Chore-time Turkey Automated Feed Systems for the local farmers.

Roger loved to serve people in many capacities, and from August, 1995, to December, 2001, he served as Mayor of Moroni. He also served in many church callings, but he especially loved working with the youth. He had a lively sense of humor and would often play practical jokes on friends and family. He was famous for taking surprise videos of people, asking questions that might sometimes make them squirm, but it was always in good fun!

He had a talent for craftsmanship, was a master welder, and loved working with leather.

He had a great love for his country and his fellow men, and he inspired his family and many in the community with his patriotic spirit.

Dad passed away just 2 days shy of his 57th wedding anniversary.

Roger is survived by his wife, Marianne Cook; his 6 children, Raquel (Dave ) Oliver, Cameron (Tara) Cook, Josh (Amy) Cook, Ben (Darci) Cook, Sam (Stacia) Cook, and Ciara (Kade) Church; his 28 grandchildren, his 16 great-grandchildren with 3 more on the way;

siblings, Jewel (Leon) Hatch, Lawrence (Jeannine) Cook, Orson (Mary Ellen) Cook, Tracy (Marian) Cook, Daniel Cook, and Molly (Art) Lamb; and many nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his father, Morris Cook, his mother Betty Cook, his brother Mark Cook, and his sister-in-law Nanalie Cook.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone for all the kindness and love they’ve shown. We’re grateful for his hospice care workers and the kind service they gave him.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday July 6, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. in the Moroni Stake Center.

Viewings will be held Friday, July 5, 2024 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. prior to services, both at the church. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery with Military Honors. Online condolences at rasmussenmortuary.com

Services

Funeral Service

Moroni Stake Center

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

82 North Center St.
Moroni, UT 84646

Viewing

Moroni Stake Center

Friday, July 5, 2024 at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

82 N Center St
Moroni, UT 84646

Viewing

Moroni Stake Center

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 3:00 AM – 4:30 AM

82 N Center St
Moroni, UT 84646

Services Handled By

Rasmussen Mortuary

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Personal Information

Cause of Death
Natural Causes
Gender
Male
Military
Army
Occupation
Automotive
Religion and Beliefs
Latter-day Saint
Veteran
Vietnam War

Life Story Info

Post Date
Jul 5, 2024
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