Dan Noble Cook, BHS 1947
Dan Noble Cook was born January 2, 1930, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the second child born to Leland Alpheus and Jessie Selina Noble Cook. He married Barbara Anna DeLany on September 5, 1953, in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple. He passed away in the loving arms of his Barbara in the early morning of May 16, 2007. He suffered from a rare form of un-treatable cancer for the last two years.
He spent his early years on his father’s ranch in the Lost River Valley of Idaho. He attended his grade school in a one room school with all eight grades together in Leslie, Idaho. In 1945 the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona; then to Burbank, California all because of his father’s failing health. He graduated from Burbank High School in the spring of 1947, and then attended Woodbury University in Los Angeles, California. His schooling was interrupted by the Korean War and he served two years in the 40th Division, 625th field artillery in Japan and Korea.
Following his graduation from college, he went to work for Southern Counties Gas Companies (which eventually became the Southern California Gas Company.) He worked in a number of management positions with the gas company retiring in 1989. He served in a number of church callings including bishop of the Glendora California Ward, high councils in Covina, California and Monroe, Utah. Together with Barbara they moved to Monroe in 1989.
He was a member of the Monroe Lions Club, Sons of the Utah Pioneers, American Legion Post #37 and was currently serving on the Monroe City Planning Commission. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, Monroe, Utah; children; Julianna Cook, Diamond Bar, California; Curtis (Cheryl) Cook, Hesperia, California; Aaron Cook, Monroe, Utah; Dana Cook, Clairmont, California; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Lynn (Marvene) Cook, Monroe, Utah; sisters, Gayle (Allen) Coryell and Jessie Adams, Monroe, Utah; daughter-in-law, Shari Cook, Central Valley, Utah; and brother-in-law, Russell Cashin, St. George, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Marian Cook and Kay Cashin.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in the Monroe 2nd Ward LDS Chapel, 140 South Main, Monroe, Utah. Friends may call at the Magleby Mortuary, in Richfield, on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the ward chapel, in Monroe, on Saturday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery with Military Rites by the Monroe American Legion Post #37.
Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Published in the Deseret News on 5/17/2007.