Turning Loss Into Legacy

Looking back, Grayson Cook celebrates the 20+ years of life and marriage he had with his late wife, Nancy. They were years filled with laughter, joy and a deep love for life and each other.

Originally from Hobbs, New Mexico, Nancy was born with a congenital heart defect. Full of zest, she never let the condition hold her back or keep her down. Nancy spent her career as a teacher in Oklahoma City public schools and enjoyed traveling, involvement in their church, service to others and cheering on the Oklahoma City Thunder, rarely missing a game. 

Over the years, Nancy’s heart condition worsened, and, in the end, INTEGRIS Hospice was by her side. Through it all Grayson was deeply touched and moved by the compassion the medical team showed Nancy and her family. In gratitude for the loving care she received, Grayson chose to recognize INTEGRIS Hospice with a gift in his will, so more families could experience the same exceptional care as Nancy. 

For 10 days, Nancy’s family stayed with her. “The INTEGRIS Hospice House provided the best possible care for Nancy at the end of her life, and I want to ensure other families have the same opportunity,” says Grayson. “I was able to sit, visit and focus on her, while they took amazing care of us.”

Planned gifts are powerful vessels for leaving a legacy at INTEGRIS. Grayson's generous donation in Nancy's memory will support INTEGRIS Hospice for years to come.