"Holly" Gaylene Cook

"Holly" Gaylene Cook


Gaylene Marie Cook, 54,  passed from this life on January 13, 2022, in Oklahoma City, OK.

Gaylene was born September 17, 1967, in Sand Springs, OK to George and Geneva Cook. She grew up in Vian, OK. Gaylene, who would later also be known as Holly, graduated from Vian High School in 1985. In 2004 she married Michael Cobb. Holly worked for Armstrong Bank for 20 years, retiring in 2010 to stay home to raise her youngest 3 children and tend to the family’s ranching operations. She spent 10 years as a foster mom as well.

Holly Gaylene was a hard-working wife and mother who put her family’s needs ahead of her own. She was a creative lady and a great cook. She loved being outdoors especially with her cattle, chickens, goats, and dogs. Her kids and grandkids made it even better for her. She always strived for perfection in all things.

Survivors include her husband, Michael Cobb; Son, Michael Sanford and wife Hannah; Son, Alex Cobb and wife Isabel; Daughter, Jessica Sanford and fiancé Wil Ramsey; Daughter, Shannah Keathley and husband Jon; Son, Eli Cobb and wife Angel; Daughter, Kadee Cook-Cobb and Bucko Luark; Son, Cobee Cook-Cobb; Daughters, Emilee Cook-Cobb, and Alexis Boyd; 9 grandkids; brother, Greg Cook and wife Jamie; brother, Ron Hoffman and wife Karyn; brother, Robert Hoffman and wife Heather; stepfather, Joe Hoffman; former husband, Steve Sanford and wife Jen, as well as many nephews, nieces, other family members, and friends.

She left us far too soon following her 16 month battle with Leukemia. Holly Gaylene was preceded in death by her parents, George and Geneva Cook; her birth mother, Marie Hoffman, and infant son Johnathan Sanford.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 from 5-8 PM in the chapel of Forever Memories Funeral Services.

Services will be held at Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Vian, OK on January 19th, 2022, at 2:00 PM. Burial will be at Round Mountain Cemetery in Carlisle, OK. In place of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, or the Holly Gaylene Benefit account at Armstrong Bank.

Arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services


463505 Hwy 101

Sallisaw, OK


11 Responses

  1. We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. She fought a good fight, ran a good race. Winning her place in heaven with our Heavenly Father!!! Prayers are with the family.

  2. My heart hurts for the Cobb Family and friends. My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers for all. She is not in pain anymore – fly high Holly!

  3. I remember her very well, from my youth. So very sorry for your loss. To the family, prayers and condolences, and may god’s peace, flow over you like a raging river.

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. She will b missed by so many. Prayers for the family.

  5. Holly life journey was a hard fight. She will missed. Heaven gained a great angel and we know Holly is having a blast. My prayers are with you and family.

  6. My heart is broken for your family, but I am glad you are not sick any more. You are missed and loved. See you in that bright land.

  7. Sending thoughts, prayers, love & my deepest condolences to all who had the privelage of knowing Holly. The world just lost a beautiful light & will never be the same without you. I love you my friend.

  8. Dear Cobb and Cook family, . I am so Sorry to hear about Gaylene. I know now she is free of pain and living the life with our Jesus. What a blessing. I grew up with Gaylene and Greg. Their parents were good people. My dad worked for him. I remember when Greg and his band came to our house for my 16th birthday and My moms 40th birthday and they played for us. They are all good people, hard working and would do anything for you. I know you will always miss Gaylene. May God continue to wrap His loving arms around each of you as you grieve Gaylene and give you peace. Thinking of you families. Blessings with love.

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