On Oct. 14, 2014, the world lost the kindest, most generous, and hard-working man any of us have known, and heaven gained an angel. He was a “Jack-Of-All Trades” who could fix or build anything, but couldn't turn on a computer.
Kenny was born on Oct. 18, 1961, to Vernon “Ted” and Joan (Puccinelli) Cook. He was born and raised in Anaconda and graduated from Anaconda High School in 1981. In 1985, he married his first wife, Julie, with whom he was blessed with his five children Corey, Ryan, Jordan, Derek, and Kaedon. In 1988, the day before his daughter Jordan was born, he opened his own automotive repair shop "Cook's Collision," and never seemed to slow down. His kids and his cars were his passion. He did his best to give his children the opportunity to succeed.
On Feb. 14, 2014, Kenny married his soul mate and love of his life, Lori Hughes. His family grew even larger with Lori and her two children, Rhyne and Ciera Hughes and their three "girls" (the dogs). He loved spending time with his family and especially with his grandchildren, Ayden and Ayverie.
Kenny was always happiest spending his time around others and enjoyed giving back to his community. He was always willing to help others when the opportunity arose and never hesitated to give people a chance. He truly loved the town of Anaconda and all of the people in it.
He was preceded in death by his infant son, Ryan Cook, and his father-in-law, Richard Hughes, and his beloved dog, Koopa.
He is survived by his wife, Lori Cook; his four surviving children, Corey Cook (Roni Hansen), Jordan Cook, Derek Cook (Britnie Gray), and Kaedon Cook; his stepchildren, Rhyne Bedey and Ciera Hughes; his grandkids, Ayverle Schelin and Ayden Cook; his parents, Ted and Joan Cook; mother-in-law, Carrel Hughes; siblings, Vernon (Barb) Cook, Nick (Lori) Cook, Kevin (Wendy) Cook, and Stacey (Cliff) Smith; and numerous relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to CHA Hospice, Pintler Pets, or donor's choice in honor of his giving spirit.
It's not goodbye forever!
As Kenny would say, "Goodbye and be careful, k. Love you."
Mass of Christian Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in the Washoe Theatre, 305 Main St., in Anaconda. In honoring Kenny’s love of cars, those attending who own a classic or show car are asked to bring it and participate in the procession to Sunset Memorial Park. Following the interment there will be a time of fellowship to be held at the Anaconda Country Club.
Axelson Alternative Cremation is privileged to serve the Cook family.
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