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COOK, Virginia Ruth (Deines) Virginia Ruth (Deines) Cook, born in Hill City, KS, in March 1929 to Henry and Anna Deines of Garden City, Kansas, passed away on May 23, 2018, in Paso Robles, California. She was 89 years old. Virginia married Arthur Cook of Garden City, KS in June 1949. They began their life together in Eastern Colorado but eventually moved to Aurora, Colorado, where Virginia completed her post-secondary education, earning her MA in Education from the University of Denver. She taught elementary school in the Denver and Aurora school districts for many years. In 1978 Virginia and Art moved to Mesa, Arizona, where she continued her teaching career with the Mesa Public School District, retiring in 1992. Virginia was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma International and P.E.O. Chapter EZ of Mesa AZ. Virginia is preceded in death by her husband Art, son Kenneth and son Mickey. She is survived by daughter-in-law Cheryl of Paso Robles, CA; granddaughters Tangi (Amador) of Grand Junction, CO and Sheridan of Missoula, MT; and great-granddaughters Kenzely and Khaliya of Grand Junction, CO.
Published on  June 3, 2018
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