Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1949 RJC

Betty Reuwer Cook Jack Cook BETTY REUWER COOK, 86, of Louisville, KY went home to be with her heavenly Father on June 17, 2018. She was born May 5, 1932 in Ranger, TX to the late Doc & Eleanor Rewer. Betty attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1949 & was a graduate of Baylor University. She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Jack W. Cook. She is survived by her sons Mark (Kim) and David, two grandsons Dylan and Jack, step-grandson Jamison (Kim) Vance and their children Zachary, Spencer, and Rebecca, along with her parrot Sollie and a host of friends. HUSBAND: JACK WILBUR COOK, 81, died on Sept. 11, 2009. He was a retired colonel in the USAF, where he had flown B-36 and B-52 bombers and was head of force reduction in Vietnam. He came to Louisville in 1970 from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, where he was a professor of mathematics. He was the commander of the ROTC at the University of Louisville. Upon retirement from the Air Force, he taught math at the University of Louisville. Jack was a graduate of the U.S Naval Academy & the University of Texas, where he received his master's degree. He was a Mason, Shriner, deacon at Walnut Street Baptist Church, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of the Horseman's Christian Association at Churchill Downs. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty Reuwer (RHS-1949); sons, Mark (Kim) and David; two grandsons, Dylan and Jack, and a sister, Dian (Willard).