Katie Grace Baxter Cook, 90, passed away August 30, 2016 in American Fork, Utah. She was born September 12, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Thomas Arnott Baxter, Sr. and Katie Grace Reudter Baxter. She married Jennings Bryan Cook January 8, 1945 in Downey, California. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple.
Katie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, having served in just about every auxiliary, with dedication and enthusiasm. When her children were older, Katie worked in a high security government job, for the Southern California University, Berkley, as a secretary for Dr. Teller who developed the hydrogen bomb. Throughout her life, Katie was known for her acceptance and love of others as well as her generosity and hospitality toward all.
She is survived by her husband, Jennings of 71 years, her children: Jeannie (David) Reeve, and Mark Cook, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Timothy Alan Cook, two sisters and a brother.
Funeral services will be held Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Hillcrest 4th Ward, 700 North 350 West, American Fork. A private, family only, viewing will be held at the church prior to the services from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Burial will be in American Fork Cemetery. Please share a memory at andersonmortuary.com.
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