Mildred Cook died Friday, April 29, 2016, at her home in Delta. She was 97.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, at Delta City Cemetery.
Mildred A. Nelson was born in McPherson, Kan., Sept. 1, 1918, to John and Sophia (Hunsinger) Nelson. She spent her childhood in Rocky Ford and Walsenburg. The family moved to Delta in 1938.
On Sept. 16, 1940, she married Hilmont Nelson in Moab, Utah. They celebrated 43 years of marriage before he died March 29, 1983.
She married Paul Cook July 17, 1984, in Cortez.
Mrs. Cook was a member of First Baptist Church in Olathe and a 50-plus-year member of Olathe Rebekah Lodge #99.
She enjoyed her family and garden.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Paul Cook of Delta; three daughters, Margaret "Maggie" (Gene) Byrne of Palisade, Beverly Cox of Lander, Wyo., and Judy (John) Stratton of Grand Junction; her stepchildren, George, David, Lela and Nancy; a sister, Leona Thomas of Fence Lake, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 10 siblings.
Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.