Helen Elizabeth Cook

December 05, 1926 - February 22, 2015

Helen Elizabeth Cook

December 05, 1926 - February 22, 2015


Helen Elizabeth (Lorensen) Cook, passed away Feb. 22, 2015, while at her home surrounded by her family at the age 88. To all who knew Helen, she was simply known as “Granny”. Helen was born December 5th 1926 the youngest of 3 children born to Anna and Andrew Lorensen in Hartington, Nebraska. Helen attended school in Hartington and graduated in 1945. She married Ernest A Cook Jr. of Bloomfield, Nebraska in 1948 where they farmed until 1951 when they relocated to Stillwater, Oklahoma to allow Ernest to attend college. They made their life in Oklahoma with the exception of the 2 years they lived in Shrewsbury England. When they returned from England they settled in Oklahoma and eventually made their life in Tulsa. Helen devoted herself to being a wife and mother. She lovingly attended to her 2 children Linda and Clay. After Ernie’s retirement, they enjoyed traveling together to many destinations around the country, especially enjoying Las Vegas. Helen always treasured spending time with her 3 grandsons and 6 great-grandkids; it was always a special time for her to have family near. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years in 2007. Helen is survived by her daughter Linda Hayes spouse John and her son Clay Cook spouse Janet. Her Grandsons Paul Hayes, spouse Jammie; Zane Hayes, spouse Brandy and Garrett Cook. Her Great-grandchildren Collin Hayes, Camden Hayes, Sydney Hayes, Dax Hayes, Charleigh Hayes, Parker Hayes. Visitation will be held Friday 2/27/2015 from 11am to 8pm Butler – Stumpff Funeral Home 2103 East 3rd Street Tulsa, OK 74104 918-587-7000 Services will be held Saturday 2/28/2015 at 10:00 am Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel 5111 South Memorial Tulsa, OK 74115 Family and friends are welcome to gather after the service at the home of Zane & Brandy Hayes 9650 E 27th St Tulsa, OK 74129 Please leave a favorite memory of Helen in the online guestbook.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: February 28, 2015 (10:00 AM)
  • Venue: Memorial Park Cemetery
  • Location: 5111 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa, OK 74145 - (Get Directions)


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  • Venue: Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home & Crematory
  • Location: 2103 E 3rd St Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

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10 responses to Helen Elizabeth Cook

  1. Teri Kruger says:

    I met Helen through her daughter, Linda when we bowled on a league at Rose Bowl. Helen was a delight to be around & always had a big smile. She loved all her grandchildren and will be missed by her family and many loving friends.

  2. Linda Inda says:

    it has been such a joy to feel like a part of this family for so many wonderful years..my deepest sympathy goes out to Helen's family ,Linda,Clay,and all of their dear ones who have shared so many precious memories from being held and read to,playing endless games,sharing always,events everyday and extraordinary…laughing,sharing celebrations..laughing some more..(getting them all together was always a lively and memorable event,laced throughout with wit and fun..and always laughter.I dont know where Helen got her sense of humor,but linda got hers from her mom,something i got to witness first-hand! The family reached out beyond relatives ;their family values and family traditions have touched so many lives.Though tomorrow be a cold blustery day,i know that Granny herself will be safe and warm in the hearts of those of us who will carry her in ours forever. even i whose most consistent act was eating most of her treats,before i got them to her..but oh, it took years and zane to make up that 'amish banana nut bread' to her! If you look at the image gallery here,you will see the intensity of her beautiful eyes that twinkled when she was amused to the very end of a long,loving and prosperous life. We honor her and her familiy tradidtion of love and appreciation…she was always her good looking,good hearted and exceptionally talented familie's biggest fan!we must keep her stories going forever.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today, Nana Linda and all your family. We are truly sorry for your loss.

  4. We never met Helen, but we know her joyful, selfless & loving Linda through our Linda (Inda). We are praying for God's peace & comfort to all the family during this hard time…and in all the days ahead as you grieve and miss her beyond what mere words can describe.

  5. What a beautiful picture! Your mom/granny cherished her family so much. Her legacy of love will live on in each of you…

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