Obituary Details

Grace D. Cooksey

(11/21/1912 - 08/29/2009)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 09/02/2009

Grace D. Cooksey

Memorial services for Grace Cooksey, 96, will be held at 2:30 pm Friday, Sept. 4 at Worden Chapel with Rev. Delbert Dick of Wheatland officiating. The family prefers memorial contributions to Weston County Health Services Foundation. Worden Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Cooksey died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at Weston County Health Services.

Grace was born Nov. 21, 1912 at Jetmore, Kansas the daughter of Eugene and Bertha (David) Dutrow. She was raised in Nebraska where she received her education and taught school.

During World War II she worked in civil service and continued working as a bookkeeper the rest of her life. On Aug. 19, 1953 she married John Bennett Cooksey at Rock Springs, Wyo. In January 1955 the family moved to Casper, Wyo. where her husband worked for the Wyoming Gas and Oil Commission. He later operated his own flight school where he taught many students to fly.

In 1975 they moved to Newcastle, Wyo., to the family ranch on the Cheyenne River South of Newcastle. Following the death of her husband in 1986 she continued to make her home on the ranch she loved.

Preceding her in death were her parents, two brothers, Harry and Eddie two sisters Ruth and Beulah. Surviving her are one son Don Cooksey of the family ranch, two grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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