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Dennis Keith Cole

Dennis Keith Cole, 72, of New Harmony, UT passed away in his home on November 2nd, 2021. Dennis was born in Butte, Montana on November 27th, 1948 to Loretta Jean Buckway and Alvin Keith Cole. He grew up with sister, Vicky Tracy and brother, Steve Weiss. He was an all-around sports star in high school playing everything from football, baseball, baseketball, and everything in between. His siblings and family would tell you that growing up his photo was under the label “Dennis the Menace” and during his time in the service he would receive a new moniker, “Lucky Cole”.

He bravely served his country from July 17th, 1968 to March 16th, 1970 where he served as a recon specialist during the Vietnam War and would receive two Purple Heart medals.

Dennis would meet the love of his life after coming home from service in Ogden, Utah on October 20th, 1970. Here is where he would prove yet again to be Lucky Cole as he met his spouse, Janice Lynn Sylvester. They would be married on December 11th, 1970 in Ogden, Utah surrounded by friends and family. Shortly after they would start their family that would grow to 4 loving kids and 4 grandkids.

Dennis loved the outdoors and would frequently take his family camping and fishing with him, especially at Yankee Meadow Campground in Paragonah, UT. It was there that he would teach his kids how to ride ATVs, hike, and explore the world as well as teach his first grandchild to fish. He had always been known as an outdoorsman and would have lived in the mountains if his wife had let him.

In addition to his wife, Janice, he is survived by his siblings: Vicky Tracy, Steve Cole, and Steve Weiss. His children: Scott Cole, Shaun Cole, Jeffrey Cole, and Taunya Cole. His grandchildren: Breanna Cole, Mary Shriver, Dennis Shriver, and Jay Ito. He is preceded in death by his son, Jay Cole who he is with now.

The viewing will be held on Monday, November 8th at 10 am to 11:30 am in the LDS church at 80 S. Main Street in Kanarraville, Utah 84742. Following the viewing there will be a graveside service taking place at the Kanarraville Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 E. 700 S. St. George, Utah, 84790, (435) 674-5000. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Janice Cole at 134. S 3900 E. New Harmony, Utah 84757.

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I'll always remember Dennis as someone who could tell a great story. He was funny and would laugh as he told it with great enthusiasm. He always fought for the underdog and disliked anyone who preyed on the weak. The first time meeting him was at my sister's wedding. I thought he was so big and strong and handsome. I thought he looked like Tom Jones. What a hunk! Dennis will be missed by many, but he's rejoicing being reunited with Jay and other friends and family members...And all of his beloved dogs! We'll miss you! ❤

Genevieve Shields Nov 13 2021 12:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Cole

Jeffrey Cole Nov 10 2021 11:21 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Dennis Cole

Janice Cole Nov 10 2021 11:18 AM

I am so sad and sorry that you had to leave me. I Love you so very much and will miss you with all my heart. We knew each other better then anyone being together for 50 years and one month away from 51 years. Your my beloved husband and best friend and I admired the strength you had for being a leader and protector and provider. I will greatly miss you and so will your children, grandchildren and family. I know your with our son Jay and In a better place, but it's still so hard not having you here. Love you forever and ever and always!😘💕

Janice Cole Nov 10 2021 11:11 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss😢😢. This breaks my heart💔.Love and miss you guys.

Fowler Danene Nov 8 2021 9:46 PM

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Sharon Taylor Nov 7 2021 2:21 AM

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Shelly Gorder Nov 6 2021 5:07 PM

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