Violet Maria (Rogers) Cook passed away July 25, 2018 at the age of 74.
Violet was born March 15, 1944 in Bartley, West Virginia to William Claude and Rebecca Louise (Smith) Rogers. Her father worked in the coal mines while her mother took care of Violet and her eleven siblings. As a child going to Bartley Elementary and Junior High in Bartley, West Virginia, Violet had many friends and no enemies; everyone liked her. Shortly after graduating from Big Creek High School in War, West Virginia, Violet married the only boyfriend she ever had, Robert Cook.
Violet and Robert Cook were married for 53 years. Seventeen of those years were spent as an Army wife. They lived in Fort Eustis, Virginia, Killeen, Texas, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Fairbanks, Alaska, Hurst, Texas, and Fort Bliss, Texas. Violet enjoyed taking care of their home and their son Robert Jr. Her family was her priority. She was an incredibly caring woman who loved taking care of her husband, son, and grandsons.
Although it was difficult having to relocate to the various Army bases, Violet did enjoy getting to go to Hawaii for R&R while her husband was in Vietnam. She loved playing the slot machines at casinos and eating lemon ice cream.
Violet leaves behind her husband Robert L. Cook, her son Robert L. Cook II., and her grandsons Robert L. Cook III and Ryan Quincy Cook.
To honor Violet’s life, her family has planned a Celebration of Life on Monday, July 30 at 2 PM at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan. There will be a visitation prior to the service, from 1-2 PM. Interment will be at Bryan City Cemetery.