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Virginia ‘Ginny’ Ann Cook

Virginia “Ginny” Ann Cook (m. Weiss) passed away on Nov. 6, 2022 at her sister’s home in Carrollton, Texas with her family at her side. Ginny fought a hard courageous battle with cancer for two years and was incredibly brave, strong, positive, inspiring, and had true faith until the end. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, cousin, and friend to everyone.

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Ann Cook
Virginia ‘Ginny’ Ann Cook

Ginny was born on Oct. 4, 1959 to Roger and Joan Cook in Austin, Minnesota. She graduated from Charles City High School in 1978, received her Associates degree in Horticulture from NIACC, and later attended nursing school for a few years and then became a Licensed Esthetician in Arizona. In 1991, Ginny married Kelly Weiss, and they had four wonderful children of who she said raising them was her greatest accomplishment.

Up until her death, Ginny lived in Mesa, Arizona close to her children and 6 grandchildren. She worked multiple jobs as an Office Manager, Esthetician, and workout instructor. Ginny liked to keep busy working, working out, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends. She had a great love for animals, exercise, spirituality, her family and friends, and life in general.

Ginny is survived by her children Megan (Steven) Tolani and children, Ethan, Savannah, Greyson, Scarlett, and Logan; Austin (Kate) Weiss and son Aiden; Alex Weiss, and Hannah Weiss, all from Arizona; Father Roger Cook of San Antonio, Texas; sisters Terrie (Peter Van Duyne) Perrine, of East Holden, Maine, Lori (Russ) Ellis of Argyle, Texas, and Sandy (Jul Kappler) Cook-Smith of Carrollton, Texas along with nephews Beau (Lauren) Ellis, BJ (Grace) Ellis, and Blake (Lyndsey) Ellis, and nine great nephews and nieces, all of Texas. She is also survived by many cousins including special cousin Denise Holzer, Jessica Jeffries, and Katie Sullivan, all of Iowa.

Ginny was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Heddie and Blanche Cook, maternal grandparents Delbert and Ethel Trowbridge, her mother Joan (Trowbridge) Cook, nephew Joshua Smith, many aunts and uncles including special aunt and uncle Tom and Shirley Keiser, and special cousin Debbie Nelson.

Graveside celebration of life will be held on July 1, 2023 at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City, Iowa.

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