Gerald Arnold Cook Jr.
December 29, 1954 – March 18, 2020
Jerry A. Cook Jr, a long-time resident of the Las Vegas area, passed away on March 18, 2020 at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus. He was born on December 29, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Gerald Cook Sr. and Janice Cook. He found his soul mate and partner for life, Leona Romero, at the age of 23, and were married on June 28, 1980. Jerry was a Professional Land Surveyor and worked in the industry for over 40 years. His career moved his family from Salt Lake City to Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1987, then to Las Vegas in 1990. Jerry was a sports fanatic. His favorite teams were the LA Rams, Anaheim Angels, and his #1 obsession, the UTAH UTES. He was a Ute Man, through and through. His love of sports was deeply rooted in his children and grandchildren, who Jerry coached throughout their childhood. Jerry is survived by his wife, Leona; sons Derrick (wife Jen) and Cory, daughters Jennifer and Candice (their children); grandchildren Brayden, Baylee, Isaiah, Jacob, Mariah, Nolan; siblings Deborah (husband Jonathon), Scott, Clary (wife Estrellita). A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, when it is safe to do so (TBA). GO UTES!