George R. Cook
September 21, 1919 – September 4, 2010 George R. Cook, of Grand Junction, died peacefully in his home of natural causes on September 4, 2010; he was 90 years old. Born in Dodballapur, India on September 21, 1919 to missionary parents Robert F. Cook and Bertha N. (Fox) Cook, he lived the first 26 years of his life in the state of Kerala in southern India. In 1945, he married Miriam G. Barrick, also born to missionary parents in India. They would have celebrated 65 years of marriage in November. Upon arrival back in the U.S., George and Miriam eventually settled in Grand Junction in 1955. He worked as an accountant for two local firms, one owned by his brother, Alex C. Cook, the other Hunter & Sherwood; then worked for 12 years at City Market as an assistant comptroller until his retirement in 1981. He followed Jesus Christ faithfully and was an active member of First Assembly of God (now Victory Life Church) for 55 years. He was also involved with the Kiwanis Club, AARP, JUCO committee, and was the treasurer for the GJ Eagles baseball team. He is survived by his wife, Miriam, of Grand Junction; a brother, Alex, of Boulder; three children, Margaret “Peggy” Adams of Grand Junction; G. Robert Cook Jr. “Bob” of Springfield, Missouri, and Jonathan E. Cook of Ft. Collins; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 9 at 11:00 a.m. at Victory Life Church, 2066 Hwy. 6 & 50 in Fruita, with interment at Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Life Church or Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado.

Published in The Daily Sentinel from Sept. 8 to Sept. 9, 2010

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