Nancy A. (Wright) Cook


DIXON - Nancy Alberta (Wright) Cook, 88, of Dixon, formerly of Amboy, passed away July 15, 2021 at Heritage Square Health Center in Dixon after a long battle with dementia.

At Nancy’s request, no services will be held. Burial of cremains will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

Nancy was born Nov. 11, 1932 in Chicago to Lester and Bernice (Fanter) Wright. She married Donald Cook on May 10, 1952 in Corinth, Miss. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2003.

Survivors include three sons, Tony of Dixon, Les (Deb) of Amboy and Donny (Jennifer) of Cookville, Texas; two daughters, Pat (Jon “Stubby”) Santos of Dixon and Nadine Saul of Inverness, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and one sister, Diane (Robert) Morris of North Carolina.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one child in infancy; one daughter, Sherri Carmona-Wilson; one son, Michael Cook; two sons-in-law, Mike Daniels and Steven Saul; and one brother-in-law, Wayne Cook.

Nancy obtained her LPN license at Sauk Valley Community College while working at the Dixon State School for many years and finished her nursing career by doing private duty nursing in the Chicago suburbs. She enjoyed loading up the kids in the camper or van and heading out on numerous adventures. She especially enjoyed trips to Florida, digging up wild flowers and her weekly trip to the auction house.

Special thanks to Heritage Square for many years of excellent care and to Vitas Hospice.

A memorial has been established to Heritage Square. Arrangements were handled by the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Online condolences may be left at