Our beloved Wife, Mother, and Grandma, Marilee Bagley Cook, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022 in Murray, UT with her husband Brian by her side. Marilee was born on December 13, 1949 in Salt Lake City, UT to Donald Merle and Lillian Pearson Bagley.
Marilee loved her childhood and shared many happy memories of growing up in Salt Lake. She married Brian Cook on July 13, 1973. They shared a wonderful life together. Mom was completely devoted to her family and had a special love for all of her children, especially her youngest son, Matt who was born 100% disabled. She loved nothing more than being a wife, mother, and grandmother. Her oldest granddaughter Lily (born with Down Syndrome), immediately held a unique place in her heart. Brian and Marilee raised their 4 boys in Napa, CA. Mom and Dad were advocates for their children in every way. They taught their kids about Jesus Christ, the importance of family, and the need to focus on one’s abilities rather than their disabilities.
After raising their family in Napa, CA, Brian and Marilee moved to West Jordan, UT. Mom loved living in West Jordan and was a central figure within the neighborhood and ward. Many people affectionately called her ‘Grandma Cook’. She stocked a pantry full of sweets, a fridge full of drinks, and enjoyed talking with anyone that would come to visit. Mom and Dad held many neighborhood get-togethers at their home. Many of these gatherings were centered around the holidays. All of these times are now cherished memories.
Marilee was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ radiated from her. She was an example to all of Christ-like service. Family was paramount to Marilee. She gave everything she had to care for her sons and loved nothing more than being a Grandma. Mom and Dad served together in the Primary. Mom loved the Primary Songs and listened to them throughout her life.
Marilee is survived by her husband, Brian; sons John, Don (fiancée Erin Farrer), Kevin (Sara), and Matt; grandchildren Lily, Stacey, Brian (Bubba Lou), Russell (Rusty), and Lillian (Phyl). Also survived by her siblings Dona Dryden, David Bagley, Colleen Breeze, and Gary (Tamie) Bagley. Marilee was preceded in death by her parents Donald and Lillian, and siblings Donald and Michael.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 23 at 11 am at the Stake Center at 7411 South 4800 West in West Jordan, UT 84081. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 pm - 8 pm and from 10 am - 10:45 am on Thursday, June 23 at the same location. To watch the completed service, please click on the blue "watch services" button above.
All my love to all the family. Marilee will not be forgotten by us, she made us feel welcome at all times. Thanks for her love of our daughter.
Sorry for your loss, I have fond memories of my dear cousin.
Dear Brian and Family, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear and wonderful Marilee. She was always so kind and welcoming to everyone. She always had a smile and a positive attitude. Know that you will be with her again one day. Until then may your precious memories of her sustain you.❤️❤️ Love, Donna Kingsford