Marjorie (Margie) B. Cook passed away peacefully at age 86 on May 22, 2023, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's.
Margie was born on September 11, 1936, to Keith F. Buck and Enid S. Peterson, and was an only child, beloved by her parents. Her daddy took her everywhere he went. He was so proud of her! Her mother provided a loving, nurturing home for young Margie to thrive in.
In high school, Margie was very active in the pep club and the school newspaper. She was in the first graduating class of the new Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1954. Margie began dating Maurice Cook in her junior year, and she married the "Love of Her Life" on November 23, 1954, in Memory Grove in Salt Lake City. Once they were reunited after Maurice finished his military service, they began their family. Work opportunities took the family to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, and finally, Georgia. After raising her family, Margie returned to the workforce. Her 17-year career culminated with her serving as the executive secretary to a senior vice president at Amoco headquarters in downtown Chicago.
Wherever Margie lived, she would spend countless hours of devoted service to working with the women, young women, and youth of the local congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Margie and Maurice also served for nearly five years as church missionaries in the Addiction Recovery Program.
The greatest joy in her life was her family. As an excellent seamstress and a wonderful cook, she loved to use her skills to the delight of her family. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and when not spoiling them, Margie and Maurice traveled around the world.
She is survived by her husband Maurice D. Cook, her children Pam Klomp (Rick) and Steven Cook (Kelli), and her six grandchildren, Mike Klomp (Lauren), Christine Harding (Ryan), Jason Klomp (Noel), Heidi Holder (Sean), Jared Cook (Saleel), and Kate Tolman (Caden). She also welcomed and loved sixteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on June 24, 2023, at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd., Taylorsville, Utah. Those who wish to pay their respects may do so from 10-10:45 am prior to the funeral.
For those wishing to watch a livestream of the service, please use the following link: https://vimeo.com/event/3519350
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to any of the foundations working on a cure for Alzheimer's disease.