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Obituary: Marie Cook

Marie Cook 1920 ~ 2005 HOLLADAY - Jane Marie Rasmussen Cook, 85, passed away peacefully in Provo, Utah, September 1, 2005, with loved ones at her side. Despite the debilitating effects of a stroke in 1997 that left her with dementia, Marie always graciously greeted family and friends with a smile and a twinkle in her eye. She had a great affection for little children and was thrilled to be among them. She was born March 31, 1920, in Price, Utah, to Lawrence M. and Mary Jane Olsen Rasmussen. During wartime she married Jack N. Cook June 16, 1943. Later she was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple to her loving companion of 61 years. She was a special friend to her older sister Jessie. She was a creative homemaker and became an expert at decorating cakes and dipping chocolates. She loved to entertain and was a hard worker, having been employed most of her life. She was a whiz at shorthand and amazed us just recently with her talent. She and Jack loved to travel, taking souvenir photos from coast to coast. Her many years of service in the Relief Society gave her great pleasure. She was a sensitive and generous person, spending many holidays and birthdays with her nieces and nephews who affectionately called her Mimi. Survived by nephew Richard and Maureen Holdaway and their children; Laurie and Chris Meacham, Kristin and Ben Francis, David and Jessie Holdaway, Brian and Jessica Holdaway and Mark Holdaway. Other nieces and nephews, Art Rasmussen, Dorothy Hackwell, Helen Jean Platis, Ruth Buchanan, Paulette Harte, Paul Naturale Jr., Candace Hsiao, and numerous others. Sisters-in-law Norma Rasmussen and Sybil Howard and brother-in-law Paul C. Naturale . Preceded in death by her husband Jack, brothers Arthur and Morris Rasmussen; sisters, Jessie R. Holdaway, Beverly Holbrook and Barbara Naturale. Funeral services will be at Cottonwood Memorial Mortuary, 4670 So. Highland Drive, Holladay, Utah, Tuesday Sept. 6 at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call one hour before the service. Interment, Price City Cemetery. Condolences can be made to the family at We love you Mimi!