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Linda Kaye Cook

August 8, 1944 — June 15, 2018

Linda Kaye (Warford Hoogeboom) Cook:

Sunrise:        August 8, 1944. Born in Tahlequah OK.

Sunset:         June 15, 2018. Died in Hugo CO.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Cook;

Daughter: Kristie Hoogeboom Flowers and son-in-law Darren Flowers of Genoa CO;

Son: Steve Hoogeboom, daughter-in-law Delana, and granddaughters Kylie Hoogeboom of Castle Rock CO, Kelsey Hoogeboom Parisi and grandson-in-law Dominic Parisi of Parker CO;

Son: Lonnie Hoogeboom and daughter-in-law Dr. Betsy Strauch of Houston TX;

Son: Lee Hoogeboom, daughter-in law Stacey, and twin grandchildren Nathanael Lee and Madison Grace of Brea CA;

Brothers: Jackie Warford of Stilwell OK, and Jim Wilson and sister-in-law Stacy of Rushville MO;

She is also survived by her nephews, a niece, cousins, and other relatives who live in Tahlequah, northeastern Oklahoma, and Kansas.

She was preceded in death by grandson Dennis Leroy Flowers who died of osteosarcoma on August 6, 2015.

She was also preceded in death by her children’s father, Wybe Hoogeboom; mother, Maxine Mason and stepfather Jack Mason, both of whom are interred at Fort Gibson National Cemetery OK; father, Olen Warford; maternal grandparents Jessie and Clarissa (Clercy) Terry who are interred at Molly Field Cemetery, Tahlequah OK; and other relatives whose final resting places are in the Tahlequah area.

Kaye moved to the West as a teenager and quickly became enraptured with the wide open spaces, the magnificent beauty of the western United States, and Native American culture, art, history, and spirituality. She lived in Wyoming, her “heart home”, for thirteen years before moving to Colorado where she lived the remainder of her life. She was a conservationist and a lover of nature who believed in the protection and care of the earth. At a young age she developed an avid interest in the Colorado Plateau and spent many years studying the Plateau and its numerous historical and spiritual sites. As history buffs, she and her husband traveled extensively in and around the Colorado Plateau for a number of years, visiting such sites as Chaco Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Mesa Verde, and many others. They also visited the national parks of the West, and toured most of the Army/Indian battlefield sites from the mid-to-late 1800’s.

Kaye was co-owner of Custom Homes by Wybe for ten years. She later worked as a Sr. and Executive Administrative Assistant for the remainder of her career.

She received her education in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Colorado, but joked that she was a Roads Scholar.

At the request of the deceased there will be no funeral. A private Transition of Life Ceremony for immediate family members, relatives, and close friends will be arranged by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Community Hospital Hospice, 111 6th Street, P.O. Box 248 Hugo CO 80821, and Sacred Hoop Ministries, 1515 Co Rd 21, P.O. Box 193 Woodland Park CO 80866.

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