On January 24, 1999, Lorna Malan Cole moved forward into a less confusing and more comfortable existence. After three years of progressive dementia she was fully ready.

She was born September 17, 1913, to Gideon Highly Malan and Lettie Compton Malan in Ogden, Utah. She enjoyed dancing, hiking and her many cousins growing up. She attended the University of Utah where she met Harold Cole, they were married in the Salt Lake Temple January 6, 1934. She graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1938. Her desire for a medical career was thwarted by the Great Depression. Her sons, Hal and Ralph, were to carry on her interest in things medical through gastroenterology and dentistry.She was the only mother on the block to provide ether-anesthetized bullfrogs to teach her sons amphibian anatomy. When her young sons brought home dead gophers, she cheerfully surrendered her pressure cooker to boil off the meat and assemble skeletons. When living in Los Angeles, she was a volunteer at the Metabolic Research Unit at UCLA. Her role was to set up from scratch a serum calcium assay for use in myeloma research. Among her choicest memories were the times that medical staff would slip over from UCLA Hospital with a sample of blood and ask her to give them "the real" serum calcium level. She taught her sons to pray, to make cinnamon rolls, and to hum Brahms lullaby. She fulfilled many callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which brought her joy.

Survivors include her sons, Hal (Pam) of Salt Lake City and Ralph (Karen) of Frederick, Maryland; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

She wishes to express special thanks to Dr. David W. Richards and Saundra and Zella for more than twenty-five years of friendship and medical care. She thanks Community Nursing for loving hospice care.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 12 noon at the Ensign 5th ward, 589 East 18th Ave. Salt Lake City. Friends may call Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the ward. Burial will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, she'd prefer a gift to your favorite charity or a smile to someone who needs it.

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