On July 8, 2020, our family said goodbye (’til we meet again) to Stephen Earl Cook, age 60, who died of traumatic brain injuries from a fall. Steve had a strong faith and testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. He loved his family deeply and they were everything to him.
Steve was born on June 19, 1960 on Father’s Day in Provo, Utah. His parents were Marion “H” Cook and Edith Louise Weinheimer. He was the second of five boys. His father later remarried Margrette Greenman and he got to love five more siblings.
He lived in many places growing up such as Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Idaho. He returned to Utah in his senior year and graduated from Orem High in 1978.
Steve served a mission to San Juan, Puerto Rico from 1980-1982. There, he learned to speak Spanish and found a great love for Puerto Rican food and culture which led him to his wife, Amarilis. Steve & Amarilis Ramos married on January 22, 1983 and were sealed in the Jordan River Temple. They have three children; Jennifer Lauren, Bryan Stephen, and Courtney Amarilis.
Steve worked as a Produce Manager for a major grocery chain most of his life. When he wasn’t working, he loved vacations and found them especially fun if he got to go with his kids and later with grandkids. He loved anything sports related and enjoyed golfing with his friends and family. He really enjoyed watching golf, BYU Football and Basketball, and the Utah Jazz on TV, especially when he was unable to play as much after his stroke in 2016. Even more, he loved watching or going to sporting events with his son or grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Amarilis, and children, Jennifer Lauren and Philip Schow (Pleasant Grove, UT), Bryan Stephen and Madison Cook (Eagle Mountain), and Courtney Amarilis and Stephen Sainsbury (Lehi, UT). He is also survived by his siblings, David Cook, Mark Cook, Jonathan Cook, Michael Cook, Sarah Mosbarger, Rebekah Moric, Miriam Cook, Amos Cook and a step sister, Claudia Griffin. He has many nieces and nephews that he also loved very much and even convinced some of them to call him “Uncle Cool”. His greatest achievement was to be called “PAPA” by his grandchildren, Malia, Amaree, Denver, Wesley, Zuree, and Baby James.
He was preceded in death by his parents Marion “H” Cook and Edith Louise Weinheimer, his Stepfather Willard Griffin and his brother, Sheldon Ray Cook and stepbrother, Phillip Griffin.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are limiting funeral attendance to invited guests. The services will be live-streamed for all family and friends that would like to view the service. As a family, we want to thank everyone who has reached out to us or said prayers on our behalf. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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