Frances Joyce Cook

August 4, 1931 — June 6, 2016

Frances Joyce Cook

Frances J. Cook
(Aug. 4, 1931 - June 6, 2016)

Frances J. (Peggy) Cook died at the Powell Valley Care Center on June 6, 2016. She was 84.
Frances was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Joe Salazar and Alta Annie (Sweet Medicine) Salazar on Aug. 4, 1931. She grew up in Oklahoma where she met and married Olen W. (Buddy) Cook in El Reno. She was a devoted wife and mother, and together the couple raised three children; Debby, Carolynne and John. Later in life she would become an adoring grandmother to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frances and her family moved around the country during the course of her life, and she lived in Garden City, Kansas, Hatfield and Mena, Arkansas, Harlowton, Montana, and Powell.
Frances was a member of the Assembly of God church. All of her adult life she taught Sunday school, Bible studies, and children's church. Her strong faith made her a formidable prayer warrior. After moving to Powell, she joined Glad Tidings Assembly of God.
She is survived by her daughters, Debby Lynn of Powell and Carolynne (Joe) Sizemore of Mena, Arkansas; son, John (Debbie) Cook of Mena, brother Virgil Surveyor of Durant, Oklahoma; sister Kathy Lefthand of El Reno, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; sisters Edythe and JoAnn, brothers, David and Kenneth; and great-granddaughter, Genelle.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be celebrated in many locations across the country. A memorial at the Powell Valley Care Center has already taken place, and other memorials are planned at Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Powell, Faith Chapel Assembly of God in Harlowton, Montana; First Assembly of God in Garden City, Kansas, First Assembly of God, in Mena, Arkansas, and culminating with burial of the ashes and a graveside service on Aug. 6, 2016 in Cove, Arkansas.
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