Betty Jean Cook
Betty Jean Cook, aged 78, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas. She was born in Texas City, Texas on May 12, 1941 to Charles Albert (C.A.) and Opal Naomie Lum Neugebauer.
She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Shirley Graham and nephew Tommy Graham of Texas City.
Betty is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Kenneth Cook of Huntsville, Texas, niece Angela Mullings and husband Tim, great-niece Kinsey Mullings of Huntsville, Texas, cousin Barbara Culp of Huntsville, Texas, cousin Maria Bruce of Queen Creek, Arizona, cousin Carolyn Luscombe of Craig, Colorado, and special friends Sabrina and Roy Castleberry of Huntsville, Texas.
In her professional life, Betty excelled for 18 years in the TDCJ medical office of the Thomas Goree unit. Being a city girl, the next logical step was to build a house on the Cook Ranch with Kenneth. Even though she was initially out of her element, she adjusted very well. In fact, she adjusted so well that every head of cattle, horse, dog, you name it, became her new pet. With three pastures, one to the west, south, and east, whenever she walked outside, the livestock knew they were in for a special treat of hand fed cubes. This kindness and closeness was shared with everyone in her daily life.
Betty will be dearly missed by the family and friends that she leaves behind to cherish her memory and protect her legacy.
Funeral service will be held Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Waller-Thornton Funeral Home, 672 FM 980, Huntsville, Texas 77320.
Published on October 14, 2019


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Judy Basl
Oct 15, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Betty’s passing.
I visited her & Kennith with Becky while visiting Becky just last year.
I live in California and have not seen Betty & Kennith for many years. I worked for Boeing & was transferred to Houston from California. That’s when I was first introduced to Ken & Betty.
Wonderful people!
So sad to hear of her passing.
My prayers go out to Betty’s family & friends.