Friday, June 12, 2009

James Arvin Cook
1958 - 2009

Our beloved husband, father, and son, Jim Cook, returned home to his Heavenly Father June 11, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Jim was born September 14, 1958, in Murray, Utah to Arvin and Darlene Johnson Cook. He graduated from Murray High School in 1976, where he was a cheerleader and member of the swim team. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and served a two year mission to Canada.

While attending BYU, he met and married the love of his life, Julie Lynn Faerber, on April 30, 1982, in the SLC temple. He then attended the University of Utah, where he received his bachelors degree in Information Technology. He worked at the U of U for many years as manager of computer network systems. Jim then realized his dream of working for the City of St George, Ut, and later for Rapid City, SD as I.T. director.

Jim's gift to the world was life, laughter, and love. He valued friendships, and spent many hours building relationships on and off the golf course. Jim was always the life of the party, had a joke for every occasion, and could bring a smile to everyone's face. Our memories of Jim will always bring back those smiles.

Serving others in any capacity was Jim's passion. He is deeply loved by his family, and will be greatly missed by friends, family, and everyone who's heart he lightened with his spirit.

Jim is survived by his eternal sweetheart, Julie Lynn Faerber; his five children, Joshua (Kirby) Cook, Brittany (Clint) Lambson, Nicole, Justin, and Katie; his parents, Arvin and Darlene Cook; his parents-in-law LeRoy and Kathleen Faerber; siblings Keldon (Vickie) Cook, Holly (Ken) Peterson, Wendy (Brent) Anderson, Dan (Melanie) Cook, Judy (Matthew) Binns; Julie's siblings; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and grandmother Maurine Cook.

A viewing will be held in St George, Monday, June 15th, from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street. A viewing will be held the following evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Brownstone Church, 6410 So 725 East, in Murray, Utah. An additional viewing will be held Wed, June 17th, from 10:00-10:45 am at the same chapel. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am. Internment will be at the Elysian Gardens. Friends and family are invited to offer their condolences at

Thank you all so much for your love and support.


Sister Peterson-OCM said...

My heart is heavy for your loss and ours. My heart is so happy for Jim that he can be free of the challenges of the mortal body! What joy to know that he will still be cheering for his family. In missionary language of "another transfer"- He's just been transfered to another "area". And now he can really "get to work"!
I love you Cook family.

Judy said...

A life so beautifully lived, a tribute so beautifully written. When I told Julianne (13) the news of Jim's passing she said: "Oh, mom...doesn't it make you feel so good and safe to know about the Plan of Salvation?" Yes, in our Heavenly Fathers Plan we take comfort. It is such a blessing to know where Jim is and that we WILL see him again someday. I must try so very hard to live as BOTH of my older brothers lived to be with them again someday.
I love my forever family!

meg said...

we love you julie and send you even more love and prayers your way. meg and josh haycock

LSnow said...

Love and Hugs to Julie and kids. Our thoughts and prayers are still with you as your journey continues. I always take comfort in knowing that our loving Heavenly Father will not give us anything we can't handle. You are an amazing example to our family.
Liz and Bob Snow

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