1937 ~ 2012
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On the morning of August 5th, 2012, ReNae Layton Cook passed away surrounded by her family. She was born on Feb 11, 1937 in Salt Lake City, UT to Willis & Elma Layton. She was raised on the family fruit farm in Centerville where she learned the value of hard work. It was there that her love of gardening began.
She married Noel R. Cook on June 15, 1956 in the SL Temple. They were blessed with seven children: Scott (Stefenee) Cook of Heber City, Kendell (Debbie) Cook of Santa Clara, Paul (Janelle) Cook of Heber City, Clayton (Mary) Cook of Santa Clara, Doug (Trish) Cook of Heber City, Jim (Shannon) Cook of Ivins, and Carolyn Cook of Heber City. Noel and ReNae raised their family in Heber City where their children learned by her diligent, superb example.
ReNae loved life and most especially loved being a mom and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She taught them how to work hard and could be found working right along side of them. She had a special way about her that made people feel comfortable and loved. She was an innately kind person who served others until the end.
ReNae always found the good in others which showed in her love for friends and family. She had a deep love of the Savior and was strong and unwavering in her testimony of Jesus Christ. She served in numerous church callings, and treasured her role as homemaker. She taught by example and never missed an opportunity to serve. Whenever she heard of a person in need, she was the first to offer help. Above all, she will be remembered for her service.
She is survived by her husband, seven children, 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Three brothers: Dean (Elga) Layton of Santa Clara, UT, Stan (Colone) Layton of Washington, Merrill (Carla) Layton of Centerville. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may pay respects on Thursday, August 9 from 6-8 pm at the Heber 7th Ward building located at 240 East 400 South, and also on Friday, August 10, from 9:30-10:30 am. Funeral services will follow at 11:00.
Interment, Heber City Cemetery.
Published in Deseret News from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2012