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Margie E. Cook

January 18, 1929 — November 12, 2017

Margie E. (Becker) Cook, 88, of Omaha, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Brighton Gardens in Omaha. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. Lay minister Tony Coffman will officiate. Inurnment will be held in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. A luncheon will follow at the Sweet Shoppe. Mrs. Cook was born on June 18, 1929, north of St. Paul, the daughter of Ernest W. and Effie E. (Nelson) Becker. Margie attended District No. 33 Howard County rural school and was a 1946 graduate of St. Paul High School. She was married to the love of her life, James C. “Jim” Cook, on Dec. 22, 1949, in St. Paul. The couple first lived in Omaha where she worked for Mutual of Omaha. The couple purchased a tavern in St. Paul, which they operated from 1959 to 1963. They returned to Omaha, where Margie was once again employed at Mutual of Omaha. The couple spent retirement days in Texas, Florida, and together for 11 years at their winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jim died on April 4, 1999, and Margie continued to go to their winter home in Scottsdale for another 11 years. She had many friends and loved to have her friends around and entertain. She missed Jim very much. The past 6 months of her life, she loved reminiscing of their time together. She will be dearly missed. Margie's quote, “I have had a full life, a wonderful husband and family. When my time does come, I will be looking forward to seeing Jim along with all my friends and family that are waiting for me. Don't be sad for me, I loved my life but want to be with everyone I have missed with all my heart.” Margie we are happy for you. God speed dear friend. She is survived by friends and several relatives. In addition to her husband, Jim, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Virgil and Loretta Becker; niece, Linda Becker; and nephew, Gayle Becker. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the University of Nebraska Foundation for Macular Degeneration Research or to the Howard County Historical Society.
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