|Birth: ||Jun. 25, 1948|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 2010|
Mary Jane Cooke Barlow, 62, of Colorado City, Arizona passed away peacefully on December 4, 2010 after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Hildale, Utah on June 25, 1948 to William Benjamin and Josephine Balmforth Cooke.
Mary was raised and spent her entire life in Colorado City. She loved nature and enjoyed spending time with her family camping, hiking and riding horses and also ATVs on the many trails surrounding her hometown. During the summer months, Mary found herself on the beaches of California around a campfire enjoying the company of all of those she loved. Her love of nature inspired her vast, industrious garden year after year. Mary's home was open to all those who entered and playing card games and board games until the early hours of the morning wasn't unheard of. Grandma Mary loved her grandchildren and was always quick with a small sucker or sweet treat. Mary took great pride in her backyard, which was a very popular gathering place for her children and friends. Mary loved old movies and inspirational music. Mary loved the gospel and although her struggle with cancer caused her much pain, her faith remained strong until she passed. Mary's family grew year after year as she became a mother to all those who were in need of love, support and guidance. Mary's wisdom, love and giant heart will be missed by all those she touched. We love you mom.
She is survived by Claudelle (Heber), Virginia (Alvin), Dorothy (Lorin), Shanti Lisa, Lester (Candy), Marylou, Jacob (Shawnee), Amy (Robert), Shannon (Ryan), Sherli, Andrea, Nathan, Eli; daughter-in-law, Fran (Howard) Meldrum; 58 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; 2 special nieces, Rachel and Shaella; 8 brothers and 8 sisters. She is preceded in death by her parents; her son, Louis Edward; infant daughter Joanne; 5 brothers and 4 sisters.
Funeral services will be Friday, December 10, 2010 at 11:00 am at the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. Friends may call Thursday, December 9, from 6:00 until 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to services, both at the Mortuary. Interment will take place in the Isaac Carling Memorial Park, Colorado City, Arizona.
We would like to acknowledge moms nurse Deb for her special care and also all those who have taken care of her family before and after their loss.
William Benjamin Cooke (1890 - 1976)
Josephine Ruth Balmforth Cooke (1911 - 1990)
Alice Annie Cooke Staker (1914 - 1976)**
Vera Joy Cooke Allred (1915 - 2001)**
Mary Jane Cooke Barlow (1948 - 2010)
Isaac W. Carling Memorial Park
Created by: Ross Woolsey
Record added: Dec 07, 2010
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