Carma Jean Cole
Aug 30, 1939 - May 19, 2012
Carma Jean (Hollenbeck) Cole, beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully in her home May 19th 2012, surrounded by her family.
Born August 30th 1939 near Pavillion, Wyoming, Carma grew up in Wyoming, California, Minnesota, and Utah. After graduating from high school in Cambridge Minnesota, Carma's family moved to Dragerton Utah where she met Lanny Cole who was working as a butcher at the grocery store. Lanny and Carma were married shortly thereafter-on April 18th, 1959 in Price Utah, then later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple on July 30th, 1963.
Carma's greatest joy in life was being a wife and a mother. Her heart was full of charity and selflessness for her family, friends, and neighbors. She was an accomplished artist and also enjoyed singing, cooking, decorating wedding cakes, and gardening. The deepest desire of her heart was that her service to others reflect the love of Jesus Christ. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Regarding her upcoming passing she said simply, “It is part of Father's plan.”
Carma is survived by her eternal companion of 53 years, Lanny Ross Cole, Sr., mother Ferne Stevens (Riverton), brother Jim Hollenbeck (Wasilla Alaska), children Cindy Wahlquist (Spring City, Utah), Lanny Cole Jr. (Wasilla, Alaska), Michelle Muir (North Salt Lake, Utah), Sandy Pippin (Roy, Utah), James Cole (Wasilla, Alaska). She left a wonderful posterity of 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and was preceded in death by her son, Melvin Frank Cole, father Leon Hollenbeck, brother Terry Lee Hollenbeck, step-father Melvin Stevens.
Viewing will be Thur. May 24 from 9:00 am to 10:45 am at the LDS Church at 653 Cascade, Lander, Wyoming, followed by funeral services at 11:00 am and burial at the Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton, Wyoming.
Memorial donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 would be appreciated by his family.