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Morris Dewey Cook

November 24, 1930 — April 10, 2022

Morris Dewey Cook was born on November 24, 1930 in the Logan, Oklahoma area of the Oklahoma Panhandle.  He was the son of C.I. Cook and Anna Mae Ford Cook.


He grew up on a farm. He attended the Como School until he transferred to Beaver to finish High School.  He spent his junior year in Phoenix, Arizona.


He graduated from Beaver High School with Class of 1948.  He attended Barber School in Oklahoma City. He worked for the local barber shop In Beaver for a couple of years.


On July 17, 1949, he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Carol Joy Cole. It was said the marriage wouldn't last: they were married for 72 years.  To this union five children were born Susan Kay, Dale Ann, Judy Ruth, Terry Reed and James Alan.

Dewey and Carol moved to Liberal in 1951.  He worked construction build in the Northern Natural plants in Liberal and Hugoton, Kansas.  He signed on with Northern Natural in 1952.  In 1959 he moved his family to Hugoton to be closer to work.  He retired from Northern Natural in 1986.


He and Carol moved to Beaver in 1984. He farmed and ranch until 2001. 

He was Scout Master of Hugoton Troop 188 for many years.  He served on the Santa Fe Trail Boy Scout Council for a number of years.  He joined in 1963 and was a member of the Hugoton and Beaver Masonic Lodges. He was raised as a Baptist. He served for 58 years.  He served as Rainbow Dad for all three of his daughters.

Dewey was a man who knew no stranger. Everywhere he went he would make a new friend.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting pheasants, golf and trap shooting. One of his greatest pleasures in life was flying a plane.  Finally, in his eighties his dream of owning a plane came true.   Mostly he enjoyed his family. Grandchildren and great grandchildren loved being around.   He was a devoted husband, father and PaPa.


He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Judy Pitcock, sister, Wava Bowdle (Harvey), brothers, CI Cook, Jr. (Christine), Don Cook (Jean), Roy Cook (Frances), and a great granddaughter, Rachel.


Morris Dewey went to be the Lord on April 10, 2022. 


He leaves behind his wife, Carol Joy, Daughters Susan Humphrey, Dale Rose (David), Sons Terry Reed and James Alan (Tammy) and son-in-law, Pete Pitcock.   His grandchildren Michelle Lee (Randy), Anndrea Hershberger (Jon), Janet Blanton (Ike), Scott Rose, Dana McEwen (James), Sara Reiger, Casey Korbel (Cheryl), Dewey Korbel, Krista Cook, Brad Rose, Kelsey Carter (Blake), Zach Cook (Meg), Hunter Cook (Bri), Austin Cook, and Shealyn Cook.  His great grandchildren, Alexandra, Katlin, Natalie, Marian, Cashius, Rebekah, Josie, Keeler, Zach, Mazie, Jade, Enoch, Emerson, Avery, Bennett, Ezra, and Mia.

Also a brother, Kay Cook (Sonya), sister-in-law, Barba Yates and many nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to Beaver County Volunteer Fire Department and Beaver County  EMS, Beaver, Oklahoma.


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