Jenice (Andnerson) Cook

Jenice (Andnerson) Cook 6/20/1935 - 8/20/2021 Our beautiful mother, Jenice Anderson Cook passed away peacefully on Friday,

August 20, 2021, at The Gables in Ammon.

On June 20, 1935, Jenice was born in Shelley, Idaho, to George Russell Anderson

and Pearl Kelley Anderson. Jenice had an older sister, Shirley Anderson Keele

and later her parents adopted a baby boy, Richard George Anderson. Jenice

attended schools in Shelley and Ucon, Idaho, and graduated high school in

Stevensville, Montana. On November 26, 1952, she married Thomas Joel

Cook in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Temple. They were blessed with two

daughters and five sons.

Jenice was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

and loved the gospel with all her heart. She held positions in the Young Women's

organization, Relief Society, Sunday School and Primary. Joel and Jenice were

called to their first church mission to the Billings, Montana Mission, and

assigned to the Wind River Indian Reservation near Lander, Wyoming. After

returning home from Wyoming, they quickly decided to serve another

mission and were called to the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors' Center. In

addition to being an incredible wife and mother, Jenice worked for the U.S.

Postal Service for over 20 years delivering mail in Menan, Idaho.

Jenice had many hobbies and loved to garden, crochet, sew, and even tried

her hand at ceramics. Above all else, Jenice loved spending time with her

children and grandchildren. Camping and boating were especially important

to her and she was still water skiing at the age of 70. Jenice knew the

benefits of hard work and instilled her work ethic upon her children and

grandchildren. Jenice was not happy unless she was busy, with that auburn

hair on fire at all times. Not only did she manage the kids with all their

various activities but also created a loving, beautiful home.

Jenice leaves behind her daughters, Sherrie Jo (Larry) Siddoway and Denise

(Mark) Bowcutt Larsen of Rigby; sons, Michael Joel (DeEsta) Cook, of

Overton, NV, Russell William (Rhonda) Cook, of Las Vegas NV, Ronald

Dale (Sherri) Cook, Cory Jay (Stefani) Cook, of Idaho Falls, and Kelly

Harvey Cook of Missoula, MT, 27 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren.

Jenice was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, her beloved husband,

Thomas Joel Cook, a daughter-in-law, grandson, and a son-in-law.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 28, 2021, at the

Grant 1st Ward Building, 3431 E. 100 N. Rigby, with Bishop Justin Mecham

conducting. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral from 9:30

a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Annis Little Butte

Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Eckersell Memorial Chapel.

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