Lola E Denison

1934 ~ 2021

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May 7, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Pioneer Ward 220 East 8670 South, Sandy, Utah
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    Lola Denison returned to her heavenly home on May 1, 2021, into the loving arms of her Father in Heaven. We find great peace and comfort in knowing she was welcomed by her loved ones with a joyous reunion on the other side.

    Lola was born to Ithamore and Elnor Faatz on January 21, 1934. She loved her childhood home of Sterling, Utah, and felt that it was one of the most beautiful places on earth. She learned to work hard at an early age by helping her father work on the farm and said that he had always been a good influence in her life. Lola acquired the talent for cooking and serving others from her mother.

    At an early age on January 12, 1951, Lola was married in her parent’s home to her high school sweetheart, Milton. They were later sealed to each other for all eternity in the Manti Temple on March 16th, 1956. They were always true to each other, side by side, enjoying 70 years of marriage. They multiplied and replenished the earth by raising 6 beautiful daughters and a son in their modest home in Sandy, Utah. Lola’s greatest joy and accomplishment was her family. She fulfilled many roles in her life being a wonderful daughter, sister, friend, wife, loving mother, and grandmother. She was a great example of our Savior Jesus Christ, spending much of her time caring for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren by teaching them His gospel. She enjoyed the Sabbath Day and was always prepared with treats and ice cream for the many family members who came to visit.

    She developed a love and talent for dancing at an early age. She also enjoyed family vacations, spending time outdoors, and especially camping with family and friends. In her later years, she and Milton enjoyed spending time with their children and grandchildren at the cabin. Lola had many talents, but she was best known for being a beautiful seamstress and an amazing cook. She loved music, enjoyed reading, growing a garden, and watching the Jazz games. She joined the Utah Daughters of Pioneers in 1988 and gained a deep appreciation for her ancestors. She was proud of her rich pioneer heritage. She often told the stories of how her family helped establish Sterling and the building of Palisade Lake. Lola was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving many years in primary and relief society. She especially loved her service as an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple.

    Lola will be greatly missed by her husband, Milton Denison, Charlene (Cleon Rose), Debbie (Rand Woodward), Brenda (Robert Holloway), Kayla (Mike Ju), Karla (Marc Petersen), MaLinda, and Boyd (Anna). She is dearly loved by 21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her father Ithamore, mother Elnor, her sister Belva, her brother LaRell, and two grandsons Jeremy Holloway and Joseph Woodward.

    A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on May 7, 2021.
    Located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:
    220 East 8670 South
    Sandy, UT 84070

    For those unable to attend in person the service will be streamed via Zoom.
    To virtually watch the funeral service, please click on the "Watch Service" box located above.

    Preceding the funeral service, viewing is available from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm.

    Interment at Larkin Sunset Garden Mortuary (immediately following the funeral service)

    Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
    1950 E Dimple Dell Rd (10600 S)
    Sandy, UT 84092


    Family, Gary and I want to express our deepest sympathy at this time. We are sorry we are so far away, but our prayers and thoughts are with you. I'm wrapping my arms around you all, with a loving hug. Aunt Lola was a wonderful woman and she loved you all so much. You are truly blessed to have her as a mother. Uncle Milton you loving relationship was a true example. Love to you all.

    - Gary & Ann O. KAGEYAMA

    I have loved having Lola in my life and will miss her. She was easy to be with. I have many old VCR's of her more than 30 years ago. She was a beautiful woman, a loving mother and a good friend. Much love!

    - Kathy Gardner