GREEN RIVER — Sherley Max Cook, 80, of Green River died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. He moved to Casper in 1946.
In 1952 he moved to Friona, Texas, where he attended high school.
He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly “Sue” Jones on Oct. 31, 1953, in Clovis, New Mexico.
After the birth of their first son Rockie in 1955, the family moved to Casper in August 1955. Their second son Ted was born in 1958 in Casper.
He worked as a welder and a member of the Pipefitters’ Local 192. Throughout his career, he worked on missile silos in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. He moved his family to Green River in 1971. He worked on power plants and built and worked on drill locations throughout Wyoming and helped construct the area trona mines. He was owner and proprietor of Cooks’ Welding for approximately 10 years in the 1980s.
His interests included being a fisherman and exploring the depths of his favorite fishing hole, Lake Flaming Gorge, creating fishing devices, camping and fishing with his family and spending time with friends and his dog Cookie.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years Sue Cook of Green River; son Ted Cook and wife, Susie, of Green River; grandson U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Justin Cook and wife, Tammy, of Tampa, Florida; great-grandchildren Kylie and Matthew of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son Rockie Cook; daughter-in-law Ralphie Cook; parents Era and Sell Cook; and brothers Ron Cook and Don Cook.