We at the Holbrook Mortuary believe that every human life is precious and that the death of a family member is a time for family, friends and community to come together for support and commemoration.
Our purpose is to help you plan and realize services, ceremonies, rituals and events you choose to help mark the significance of a special person's life. Whether your wishes are for a time-honored traditional service or a personally designed and created remembrance, we can provide experience, expertise and compassionate services to carry out your requests.
The Holbrook Mortuary is part of a three-generation family owned and operated business since 1941. The owner, John Holbrook, is the 5th child born to L. Dale and Beverly Holbrook. John earned his Eagle Scout Award and Duty to God Award, graduated from Olympus High School in 1977. John graduated from Cyprus College of Mortuary Science with an Associate of Science Degree and a Mortuary Science Degree. John was awarded the Scholastic Achievement Award for scholastic excellence and the Roslin R. Ragsdale Award for outstanding student leadership. John married Sandy Cochran Holbrook in 1981. Sandy graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting as well as a Master in Professional Accountancy from the University of Utah. They have four sons; Austin, who earned his Eagle Scout Award, served a mission to Portugal, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from Brigham Young University, currently working on his MBA degree at Cornell University in New York; Chad, earned his Eagle Scout Award, served a mission to Hong Kong, graduated from the University of Utah with a Business Finance degree; Hayden, who earned his Eagle Scout Award, served a mission to Japan, is working on his business degree at Brigham Young University; Logan who is attending the local schools and enjoying the community, scouting, and church programs.
Eldon Barton graduated from the Mesa Community College Mortuary Science Program in 2007 with an Associate of Science Degree in Mortuary Science, receiving the Mu Sigma Alpha award for graduating at the top of his class. He has worked with the Holbrook family as a licensed mortician since graduating from college. He assists families with funeral and cremation arrangements, funerals, visitations, office management, and other areas in funeral management.
John Coomans started working with the Holbrook family mortuary after retiring in 2006 as a division director with the Utah Insurance Department, regulating the insurance industry. He assists the Holbrook staff with the preparation and coordination details of funeral visitations, viewings and services. He has vast experience in officiating and directing funerals. He and his wife Stance have resided in the Canyon Rim and East Mill Creek communities of Salt Lake County for over forty-five years.
Judy Coy is a licensed Pre-Need Funeral Consultant. She specializes in pre-planning funeral and cremation services at Holbrook Mortuary. She also assists family and loved ones with needed care after the funeral, like Social Security, life insurance claims, veteran's benefits, and more.
Holbrook Mortuary provides the following funeral and cremation services and merchandise.
*Funeral service at the Holbrook Mortuary with visitation prior. Also evening visitation.
*Funeral service at your local church with visitation prior.
Also evening visitation.
*Graveside burial services with visitation prior at the mortuary or your local church.
*Direct Burial with graveside services. No embalming.
*National and Internatinal shipping of your loved one in a casket or urn.
*Funeral service with visitation followed by cremation.
*Visitation followed by cremation.
*Direct Cremation.(includes cremation casket and urn)
*Three choices of casket manufacture companies.
*Choice of cemetery cement burial vaults both seal and non-seal.
*Choice of granite headstones both single and double.
*Prices on graves, opening and closing fee of the grave, and other related cemetery fees of all the local cemeteries.
*In house flower company.
*In house clothing choices including dress clothes and temple clothes.
*In house color printed programs with personal pictures.
*In house digital cd recordings of funeral.
*Provide all veterans paperwork and choices for veteran graves, markers, flag, honor guard, and benefits.
*Sugestions on Social Security and benefits.
*Posting of obituaries in local and out of state newspapers.
*Free posting of obituary on the Holbrook Mortuary web site with memory and tribute posting.
*Pre-planning and pre-payment of funeral and or cremation plans along with casket, urns, cemetery, and all other associated items in your plan.
*Holbrook Mortuary accepts transfer plans from other mortuaries both in state and out of state.
*Any questions please feel free to contact any of our staff at the Holbrook Mortuary.
Speaking on Business By Fred Ball, senior vice-president Zions Bank , March 1999
This is Fred Ball, senior vice-president Zions Bank, speaking on business. Mortuaries are businesses that will always have a place in society. If you look closely, you’ll see there’s one in just about every corner of town. The important thing is knowing which one is going to provide you the best service during that difficult time. Holbrook Mortuary here in Salt Lake City is one you can count on. It’s been around since 1941. John Holbrook owns the mortuary. He took over the business that his father L. Dale Holbrook started. John grew up watching his father work as a mortician and decided that was a career he wanted to pursue. He graduated from the Cyprus College of Mortuary Science with an associate of science degree and mortuary science degree. John’s wife Sandy also helps him run the mortuary. She earned a master’s degree in professional accountancy and manages the financial side of the business. The Holbrooks’ goal is to provide professional service with a home-like atmosphere. The Holbrooks hold true to that statement. I’ve seen the mortuary and it resembles a home. They take pride in offering quality merchandise for the best possible prices. They have a wide selection of caskets from four different manufacturers, burial vaults from two different manufacturers, headstones, four manufacturers of cremation urns, flower ordering and arrangements, a full line of temple clothes and traditional clothing, American flag display cases, a wide variety of printed programs, registration books and thank-you cards and a typewritten book of services from permanent records. Their services include transfer of the deceased when death occurs; embalming, dressing and preparation; legal paperwork and death certificate; arrangements for viewing and visitations; accommodations for church or mortuary service and all cemetery arrangements. They’ll also prepare obituaries for any published paper and even offer 24-hour professional help. John told me that Holbrook Mortuary achieves its goals through thoughtful service and helping to lighten people’s burdens. This is Fred Ball. I’m speaking on business.