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Donald M. Cole 1923 ~ 2011 Donald M. Cole passed away peacefully of heart failure on February 13, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born to Leslie John and Louie McKinnon Cole on April 8, 1923 in Fairview, Idaho. During World War II Donald served in the US Army in the Pacific Theater as a member of the Medical Detachment of the 1st Cavalry Division. After the war he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy at Idaho State College and obtained his pilot's license. He then served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the South African Mission. He married Pamela Wande on May 4, 1956 in the LDS Logan Temple. As a faithful member of the Church he served in many positions including as a member of the Grant Stake High Council, and Grant 8th Ward Bishopric. Donald devoted much of his life to the study of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and was a well loved teacher in his ward. Throughout his life he shared his musical talents including as a cornet player in the Preston High School Marching Band and later as a valued soloist and member of the ward choir. Donald also enjoyed reading, cooking, keeping an attractive yard, and teasing his friends and family. Survived by his wife, Pamela Wande Cole; children Wendy Sampson (Douglas), Stephanie Barrett (Glenn), Lesley Cunningham (Lawaun), Allison Johnson (Keith), Scott Cole (Amy Ipson); 20 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; sisters LuGene Sorenson (Garnell), Gay Cole, Rochelle Manning (Darrell). Predeceased by granddaughter Jessica Barrett and sister Nedra Eames (Wendell). Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 17th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ridgedale Ward, 3400 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City. Friends and family may also pay their respects at the Ridgedale Ward from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 16th or one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2011
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