November 1, 1932 - December 24, 2019
It is with great sadness that the family of Beulah “Ruth” Cook announces her passing on December 24, 2019 after a brief illness in Socorro, NM. She is lovingly remembered by her husband Tom of 64 years and their children Jo McKnight, Terri Cook, Tommy Cook and Jennifer (Jeff) Roberts. She is also survived by her sister Anna Dunson and brother Mack Shook, 9 grandchildren Tara McKnight, Robert McKnight, Amanda (Justin) Brown, Johnnie (Jessica) Janes, Joshua (Nichole) Janes, Tyler Arlan, Jordan Arlan, Reagan Cook and Noah Cook and 11 great grandchildren Taylor, Isabelle, Cian, Waylon, Rachel, Jamie, Annie, Tegan, Landen, Bentley and River. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Minda Baker Shook and her brothers John, Ralph, Joe and Gordon Shook. Ruth was born November 1, 1932 in Weddington, Arkansas before moving to Siloam Springs where she was an all-star basketball player during all 4 years of high school. After high school she was recruited by the All American Redheads in Baltimore but instead went to work for Glenn L. Martin Co where she joined the company basketball team, made friends and learned spelunking before meeting Tom where they both worked. Ruth and Tom married May 9, 1955. They shortly thereafter moved to the Boston area where she lovingly supported her husband through college and began their family. She raised her four children while maintaining a strong presence in her church families and communities. They moved on average every 7 years, uprooting family and chasing careers. There were 26 addresses in total with the last one being in Datil, NM next door to daughter Terri. Her last church membership was at the Datil Presbyterian Community Church where she adored her pastor Randy Pence. She will be remembered most for her loving sweet smile and her gentle presence that needed few words to express her wisdom and knowing. A memorial service was held at her church in Datil on Friday, December 27th at 11 am. There will also be a service held at the Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs Arkansas, January 4th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. and internment at the Weddington Cemetery.
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