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Obituary: Jim C. Cook 1935-2016

Jim C. Cook

Jim C. Cook

Jim C. Cook, 81, of Cornville, passed away on October 20, 2016. He was born on October 5, 1935 in St. Johns, Arizona to Clifford Cook and Helen J. Jones.

Jim attended schools in St. Johns and Flagstaff and college for operating engineering. He worked in mining and construction.

Jim was a 6th generation Arizonian. He was of the pioneer families of Millers and Cooks in the Prescott area.

Jim enjoyed metal detecting, coin collecting and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandpa. He was such a powerful figure in all our lives and was always there for all.

Jim was preceded in death by his father and mother Clifford and Helen Cook and father and mother-in-law Jack and Helen Byrd. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Lea; son James E. Cook (Maxine) of St. George, Utah; daughters Sherry E. Villa (Ray N.) and Elizabeth A. Tonti (Guy J.) both of Cornville; sister Leilani Shadle of Snowflake, AZ; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Jim will be held at Elizabeth and Guy Tonti’s home at 9370 E. Bella Sorelle Way in Cornville on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

An online guestbook is available to sign at

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