Dateline: October 19, 2006

Willa Poovey Cook, 88, died Tuesday, October 10, 2006, in Amarillo.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2006, in Robertson Chapel of Memories in Clarendon with Rev. Don Travis, Retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial was in Citizens cemetery. Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Cook was born May 24, 1918, in Ashtola, Donley County, Texas, to William Andrew Jackson Poovey and Johnnie Mae Cleveland Blackburn Poovey. She was a resident of Gruver before moving to Claude in 1979 and had been an Amarillo resident for the past seven years. She married Willard Cook on December 17, 1938, at McLean. She worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. during World War II and was in the school cafeteria in the Meade, KS, school before her retirement. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Claude.

Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on July 6, 1995, and by six sisters and one brother.

Survivors include one son, Dean Cook and wife Sara Beth of Amarillo; two grandchildren, Jason Cook and wife Charmaine of McKinney, Jennifer Glover and husband Scott of Austin; and two great grandchildren, Hunter Cook and Adrienne Glover.

Pallbearers were Jim Lovell, Joe Lovell, David Butler, Jesse Lovell, Tony Cook, and Jeff Lovell.

Memorials can be made to Citizens Cemetery Assn., P.O. Box 669, Clarendon, TX 79226-0669.

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