Della Mae Womack Martin Cook Obituary
March 3, 1988
Della Mae Womack Martin Cook
April 21, 1888 - February 19, 1988
Della Mae Cook
Della Mae Cook was born April 21, 1888, to
James and Margaret Womack. Her father was a veterinarian and she was taught
folk medicine which she used all her life.
She was educated in Kansas an at the age of 14
years, she was married to James Martin. To this union, three children were
born; Arthur Martin, Leo Lee and James Martin. James, the youngest, preceded
her in death.
Della moved to Colorado May 14, 1917, in a
covered wagon with 70 head of cattle, one pony and her three children. She
homesteaded in the Cedar Hills, proved up her land and cut and sold Cedar
posts to support her family. She lived in the Cedars many years.
She married Robert Cook in June, 1930. They
moved to Vilas and lived there until 1959, when Robert died.
Della loved music. She composed songs and
played the piano for silent movies, for country dances, but mostly for
pleasure. Raising a flower garden was one of her favorite pastimes.
She was called "Nany" by all of her
grandchildren and she spent many hours entertaining them with stories of the
Della passed away on February 19, 1988, after a
short illness. She was 99 years and 10 months of age. Della's feisty
personality, quick with and loving nature will be missed by her daughter,
Cleo of Springfield, son Art of Oklahoma, her many generations of
grandchildren and numerous friends.
Contributed by Pearl Cook Ellis
October 25, 2006.
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