Office Secretary/Family Life-Insurance Advisor & Coordinator
Denise began working for Magleby Mortuary in October 2007. One of her main responsibilities is filing life insurance claims. Along with her secretarial responsibilities, Denise assists the funeral directors with a variety of tasks, including finalizing funeral programs and obituaries.
Prior to joining Magleby Mortuary, Denise was a stay-at-home mother for 27 years. During this time she operated a typing business, did quilt finishing work for a local business, and worked as a substitute teacher at Ashman Elementary. She also transcribed funeral recordings for 33 years.
Denise grew up in Southern Utah, in both Parowan and Cedar City. She graduated from Parowan High School and earned an Associate of Secretarial Science from Dixie College. While attending Dixie College, she received the Outstanding Secretarial Student Award. After graduation, Denise worked at the college as the secretary to the first three deans of the Division of Business and Trades. Her responsibilities included secretarial work for 20 professors.
Denise met her husband, Boyd Cook, at Dixie College. They were married in 1979 and moved to Richfield that same year. They have four children and 10 grandchildren. Denise enjoys reading, quilting, gardening, working on home improvement projects with her husband, camping, and getting together with her children and grandchildren.
One of the things Denise enjoys about working at Magleby Mortuary is the opportunity she has had to meet so many wonderful people. She loves working in a business where showing compassion takes top priority. She enjoys meeting the families, learning more about their loved ones, and seeing the amazing pictures that are brought in during the funeral planning process.