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Mildred Lea (Rook) Ipock

September 12, 1936 ~ December 3, 2021 (age 85)


In Loving Memory of

Mildred Lea (Rook) Ipock, 85, of Prineville passed away Friday, December 3, 2021. There will be no public service, but the family will be holding a private service at a later date. To light a candle for Mildred or leave an online condolence for the family please go to: www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com

Mildred Lee (Rook) Ipock, known as Midge to many of her friends and family, passed away peacefully with family by her side, on the morning of December 3, 2021.

Midge was born on September 12, 1936 in Van Buren, Missouri, to James Floyd Rook and Martha Jane (Hanger) Rook. She spent her early childhood years on the farm with her Grandparents James and Katie (Postin) Hanger, where she developed a life-long friendship with her aunt Joanne. She was the first of nine children: Barbara Pond, Martha Whittaker, James Rook, Daryl “Dean” Rook, Larry Rook, Nettie Ward, Judy Stinnett, and Robert Rook. 

In 1952, she married the love of her life, Carl Ipock in Eminence, Missouri. Midge was a pioneering woman who loved going on adventures with her husband Carl. They moved out West to Oregon in 1952 and later up to The Last Frontier, Alaska.  Midge was so friendly and caring, she developed friendships everywhere she went, but her greatest joy was in being a wife and stay-at-home mother.

In 1993, Carl and Midge moved to North Powder, Oregon and then back to Prineville in 2019. Over the years they enjoyed many outdoor adventures including camping, fishing, wild foraging, canning and gardening together.  Midge loved to spend her free time sewing, quilting, crocheting, and cooking. She was well-known for bringing the tastiest homemade dishes to family potlucks and everyone loved her endearing handmade gifts.

Carl and Midge were married for 69 years and raised six children together. Glenda Villastrigo, Carlis Kent, George Ipock, Carl Jr. Ipock, Martha (Dave) Tugmon and Paul Ipock. They were blessed with 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 22 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Nettie, bother Dean, her son George Ipock and grandson Nathan Elsea.

Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Charles Hospice Prineville.



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