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Louise Faye Cook


October 31, 2019

Louise Faye Cook, 87, passed away October 12, 2019, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness where she had resided the past year.

Faye was born August 7, 1932, in Lovell, Wyo., the daughter of Charles and Betsy (Carey) Holder.

For much of Faye’s life she was a waitress employed by the Sideboard Café. On January 13, 1972, she married Charlie C. Cook in Thermopolis. The couple raised two daughters. Mr. Cook passed away in 1988.

Faye enjoyed gardening, loving on her family, adopting stray animals and going for rides in the buffalo pasture, especially when the calves were born.

She is survived by her children, Kathy Somers-Schirm, Joann Rygwalski and David Smith; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting her daughters and messages may be offered at



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