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Connie Blakemore Cook

May 13, 1938 — December 3, 2023

Provo

Connie Blakemore Cook, 85, of Provo, Utah, passed away December 3, 2023. She was born May 13, 1938, in Salt Lake City, Utah to Roy Elmo Blakemore and Wilma Heiner Blakemore. She married Paul Franklin Cook on September 27, 2002, in the Provo, Utah LDS temple. 

Connie received her Ed.D. from Temple University and worked many years at Brigham Young University as a health and human performance professor. She enjoyed a close relationship with her younger sister Nickole, Tom, her nieces, and nephew. She traveled enthusiastically with them throughout Europe, Australia, India, Nepal, Africa, and across the US from coast to coast. She was the “fun aunt” that everyone loved to visit. After marrying later in life, Connie still maintained and nurtured these cherished relationships to the very end. When she married Paul, she instantly became a mother and grandmother, creating new, treasured relationships. She brought that family so much love and fun. Connie enjoyed reading, golfing, lemon pie, the Utah Jazz, BYU sports, sports in general, and dogs, especially her dog Mitt. She served in many Church positions, including Relief Society President and early morning seminary teacher. She served missions in Kenya, and Zimbabwe. She also provided service as a volunteer at the BYU Jerusalem Center, and service in China through the BYU Kennedy Center.

Connie is survived by her husband Paul F. Cook, her sons Randall (Janette) Cook of Washington, Utah, John (Karen) Cook of American Fork, Utah, Greg (Julie) Cook of Pleasant Grove, Utah, and Joe (Melissa) Cook of St. George, Utah; her sister Nicki (Tom) Backman of St. George, Utah; 17 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren; nieces Jenny Woods (Dave) of Nevada, Emily Kroening (Jeff) of Wisconsin, Gretel Patch (Chris) of Saudi Arabia, and nephew Noah Backman of Wisconsin; and 11 grand nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary located at 495 South State Street in Orem, Utah. A viewing for friends and family will be held Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the mortuary, and on Saturday just prior to the funeral service from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Her burial will be at the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.

 

Condolences for the family may be expressed on this page.

 

For those unable to attend the services they will be streamed starting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 16 via Facebook Live at the following link: https://fb.watch/oZG8PTHA_S/

 

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