Della Mae Womack Martin Cook Obituary


Plainsman Herald
Springfield, Colorado
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 past.
    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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