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Shirley Green Cook

July 27, 1928 — May 25, 2024

I do not like to admit it but I have passed away. Everyone told me it would happen someday, it was not something I wanted to hear. I was born in Manila, Daggett County, Utah on July 27, 1928, to John Andrew and Maud Twitchell Green. I was the youngest of nine children. I do not like to admit that I was spoiled but I was, a little.

I married a wonderful man, Robert Jay Cook on April 12th 1948. We had four children, Mikel Jay, Julie Ann, Christine, and Jay Robert. We have six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. My first love was at home. I worked for 7 years at the local newspaper in American Fork Utah. I also worked for 17 years at the American Fork Hospital as an emergency registrar.

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in the Sunday School and Primary organizations. I also served in the Timpanogos Temple. I take with me many wonderful memories. So many things in my life seemed of little significance at the time but have taken on greater meaning as I have later learned.

The last twenty five years of my life I have lived in St. George with nephew Steven and his wife Louise. I am grateful for them and the love of their family. I hope you celebrate my 95 years of life and be glad that I was here and have now gone home to a great reunion. Please do not spend time crying, well you can cry a little because I am gone.

I am preceded in death by my parents, all my sisters, and brothers, my husband Bob (Robert Jay Cook and my children Michael Jay, Julie Ann, Christine, and Jay Robert Cook).

Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 11:00 am in the American Fork City cemetery. There will be a viewing prior to the graveside from 9:45 – 10:45 am at the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork, UT. Please share a memory on Shirley’s tribute wall.


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Friday, June 7, 2024

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Anderson and Sons Mortuary- American Fork

49 E 100 N, American Fork, UT 84003

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Friday, June 7, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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