Karl Cook

Karl Cook

December 06, 1934~March 09, 2024

Karl Cook, aged 89, of Pinellas Park, Florida, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 9, 2024. He was born on December 6, 1934 in Syracuse, Utah, and graduated from Ogden High School in Ogden, Utah in 1953.

Karl was a 20 year veteran of the US Army. He served his country with honor and was able to travel to many places around the US and the world during his service.   

He was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, serving his church mission throughout New England and Ontario, Canada. 

Karl is survived by his beloved wife Rosalia M Flores whom he married in Orange County, California in 1964 and later sealed together for eternity in the Swiss Temple. They were married for nearly 60 years. He is also survived by his children Cherie and her husband Todd of Las Vegas, NV, Kathi and her husband Matt of Pinellas Park, FL, David and his life partner Trina of North Logan, UT, and Crystal of Eugene, OR. He was blessed with 5 grandchildren, Chance, Crow, Ashley, Kevin and Morgayne le Fay. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nephi and Francis and his 12 siblings.   

Karl will be remembered for his service to his country, his dedication to his faith and the love he shared with his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

A graveside service, with Military Honors, will be held on Friday, March 22, 12:30 pm at Florida National Cemetery, located at 6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513.

Graveside Service with Military Honors

Florida National Cemetery


Colleen Woolsey

March 15, 2024, 1:07 pm

Cherie and Family,

Thinking of you all as you celebrate the life of your beloved. My deepest condolences to you for your loss.

Matt N Faler

March 16, 2024, 10:34 pm

To t/Cook Family,
Karl Cook, Korean war vet (retired) was in the best care possible in Florida before he peacefully passed. Rosalie, his wife will move in with family that loves her & him & cares for them. Thank You for all prayers. 🙏

Kevin Snyder

March 17, 2024, 6:57 pm

Rest in Pease Grandpa. To my Grandma, I love you – Kevin

Todd Snyder

March 17, 2024, 6:58 pm

Sending my love and support to you all. – Todd


March 17, 2024, 7:15 pm

Daddy, I am SO happy to have you and mom move here these last few years. I got to get closer to you and loved your dad jokes (even though it annoyed mom 🤭)
Mom, you are a trooper though all that has been going on. I love you and am here for you always.
I am inspired by you and am proud to be one of your daughters. ❤️

Guinevere Trussell

March 17, 2024, 8:51 pm

My deepest sympathies to the Family. I went to school with Cherie and she always spoke kindly of her Dad. Thank you for your service to our country. You are a true hero. May your spirit fly high and be in the presence of our God.

David Cook

March 17, 2024, 10:31 pm

Wish you were still here, but I’m glad you no longer hurt, you are at peace, you’re home, rest now you deserve it, love you always your son

Heaton Family

March 17, 2024, 11:37 pm

Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time. We are sending our prayers and condolences.

-Heaton Family

Dorothy Becerra Flores

March 18, 2024, 9:08 am

Hello family it’s Dorothy Albert’s wife. I have so many fond memories of your dad and mom as a family. I was a new member of the church and I’m thankful for the wonderful example of your parents. I remember your dad always helping and caring for you and your mom. I remember him always reading his scriptures and making sure you all went to church he would iron and he try you kids ready for church on Saturdays I would always love his tender love and care of your sweet family. Always made me feel so happy. My thoughts and prayers are with your mom and all the family at this difficult time. We love you. Albert’s Flores family ❤️🙏♾️🥰♾️

Rose Ramirez

March 18, 2024, 10:29 am

I’m sorry for your loss. My condolences on your loved one’s passing. May their memory bring you comfort.

Tana Bordeaux

March 19, 2024, 12:26 pm

Cook Family, it’s Tana I had the privilege to grow up with your Family enjoy Church, Sleepovers, and Family outtings your Family took care of me as if I was one of yours. Thank you So much for the Blessings and Love Always given. May your Dad continue to watch over you with Blessings. Sending you Hugs Always Tana. Rest Easy Karl and Thanks So much For your Kindness and Blessings. Your Towner St. Neighbor 💝

Crystal Cook

March 20, 2024, 1:53 am

Dear Father, Dad, Pappi,
You have been my courage when I feared to jump. You have showed me that strength comes in many forms. You taught me the value of integrity and honor, and what it means to be loyal. To respect yourself as well as your elders. Beyond amazing amount of love for your family that has never been doubted. Our family motto; Tutum Monstrat Iter. Translates, Show Them The Safe Way/ Path/ or Road. You have showed this virtue throughout your life. I have led my life in full with your and moms abundance of love and protection. I will always be grateful for all the teachings you and mom have given us all. I will undoubtedly and desperately miss all your warm hugs. Your laughter and smiles. But since we all are bodies of energy, and energy never dies. You will always be with us and us with you. I’m blessed to be apart of this family. Until we unite together again.
My Father.
Your ever loving daughter
Crystal June Cook

Trina Hutchinson

March 20, 2024, 3:54 pm

Mom Cook, Cherie, Kathi, David and Crystal – I know how much you all are hurting and I hope you are able to find comfort in each other and the good memories of Karl. I most enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners for your parents, your dad’s talks with David and him spending time sitting quietly with Morgayne. He always made me smile when we talked on the phone and was always so kind to call me on Mother’s Day. I love you all.

– Trina

Cherie Snyder

March 25, 2024, 8:20 am

You told us every moment of your life how very much us kids meant to you and Mom.
You gave us your unwavering love and commitment to your family and showed us peace in faith.
You taught us what love is the way you looked at Mom.
All that I am most proud of in myself has come from you. Thank you for that gift.
Daddy, your service was filled with beauty, grace, and honor. My heart could not be more grateful for your final resting place. Enjoy the daily visits from the deer!
Vaya con Dios, till we meet again – I love you – your daughter, – Cherie

Cherri Cook White

April 11, 2024, 2:53 am

I am sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. I understand your loss, and my heart grieves with you. My prayers are with your family at this time.
Cherri Cook White (Legrande Cook’s daughter)

Phillip Cook

April 22, 2024, 4:10 pm

I love you karl always will
Your nephew Phillip michael cook. God bless your family

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