Carol "Cookie" Leonard

  • Born: October 15, 1944
  • Died: September 13, 2020
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Carol Ann "Cookie" (Sorensen) Leonard, 75, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the Mill Pond Care Center in Ankeny.
A visitation will be held 1:00-2:45 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 2020 with a brief prayer service at 2:45 p.m. at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd) with burial following at Nevada Municipal Cemetery.
Cookie was born on October 15, 1944, in Ames, Iowa to Jim and Faye Sorensen. She graduated from Maxwell High School and the American Institute of Business and retired with 34 years of service from the Federal Government serving various agencies. She was a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Ankeny.
Cookie is survived by her sister, Mary Jo (Bob) Frazier of Ankeny; stepchildren Debbie (Larry) Kyner of Altoona, Doug (Jill) Leonard of Ankeny, and Lisa Leonard of Des Moines; as well as several step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend to many.
A sincere 'Thank You' is expressed to the Mill Pond Staff for their wonderful care given to Cookie during the past several years.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Resurrection Lutheran Church or to Cookie's Family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Unable to attend due to COVID-19. Have fond memories of a neat lady,
(Cookie. ) Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cherish all the past memories. . God Bless. Your friends, Bill & Wanda Miller

Posted by William Miller - Ankeny, IA - Friend   September 17, 2020

Dear Mary Jo. Memories flood my mind when I learn of our loss of Cookie! The close friendship of our parents, the many joys and concerns expressed between such close neighbors. My brother, Jon, was a classmate of Cookie and sends his sympathy to you. He now lives near Nashville, TN....My sister, Karen, passed away 5 years ago, but was a neighbor of Cookie in the apartment complex where they both lived. My sincere thoughts and prayers are for you and your families as you honor Cookie todayi!

Posted by Carol (Scott) Myers - Collins, IA - Family Friend   September 17, 2020

Life is but a vapor
We have so little time
Some live through their "golden" years
Some are taken in their prime.
But I so remember "Cookie"
A close cousin years ago
She had this certain giggle
To cheer you when feeling low.
Life and distance took its toll
We seldom stayed in touch
But our memories still linger
They mean so very much!
I am your cousin Bobby
My heart grieves because you're gone
But this life does end in victory
Says the fourteenth chapter of John.

May God bless you too, Mary Jo!
(Weitten this morning, September 17, 2020
by Robert C Sorensen )

Posted by Robert (Bobby) Sorensen - Chico (Paradise), CA - Family   September 17, 2020

Mary Jo and Bob, I am so sorry for your loss, but mine too. Cookie and I shared a 56 year friendship, which started as co-workers at the
US Civil Service commission in 1964.Our + 34 year careers in HR were on parallel paths for many years, sometimes as coworkers and sometimes working in Sister Agencies we were always connected in work and as friends. Cookie's witty sense of humor made work fun as well as many interesting situations. We supported each other in many life events, and I'm so glad I knew you. I will miss you terribly my soul sister!! God's speed, Cookie!

Posted by Diane McBride-Thompson - Burnsville, MN - Friend   September 16, 2020

Mary Jo and RD, I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Shary Albaugh    September 15, 2020

Cookie was a great lady and we spent many enjoyable hours with her. She will be missed by many. Love her

Posted by Steve and Rita Carnine - Ankeny, IA - Family   September 15, 2020