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Michael Andrew Cook

04/03/1959 - 01/12/2021
Visitation Date: 01/29/2021
Visitation Time: 6-8 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Interment: City of Mesa

Michael Andrew Cook passed away on January 12, 2021 in Mesa, AZ. On April 3, 1959 Michael joined his family as second-born son to Maria Alice Tejeda and Albert Woodrow Cook, in Gatesville, TX. Alice later married Willard Hamilton Jessup who helped raise Michael in Portola, CA.

Michael joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1981 and served as a missionary in the Buenos-Aires Norte area of Argentina from January, 1983 to July, 1984.

Michael went to college at Southern Utah State where he met and later married the love of his life, Marcene (Danner), on June 8, 1985; they have three living children: Bryan (Alley) Cook, Aaron (Brandy) Cook, Stephen Cook and four living grandchildren: Hunter, Audrey, Lucas, Kaleb.

Michael worked as a Chemical Analysist for over 30 years specializing in asbestos, lead, and mold. Michael was always so dedicated to his family and to the Lord. Leading by example for his children, Michael was known for his leadership in the Boy Scouts, and holding several callings in the Church leading up to Bishop.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. He is survived by one brother: Phillip “Butch” Cook.

Michael was the best father any son could ask for. Till we meet again.


  • Mike was a great man. I always enjoyed talking to him. My heart felt condolences go out to Marcene and the rest of his family.

  • Britain Ritzmann

    Bishop Cook was such a warmhearted, kind man. He always put a smile on my face every time I saw him. He was a father figure in my life; such a wonderful Bishop, husband, father/grandfather, and friend,. Not a day goes by that I dont think about him. I feel blessed that our paths crossed he made such a positive impact on my life and the lives of so many others. He will be forever loved, remembered, and missed.

    …Till we meet again, my friend, I love you <3~

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