The true love of my life, Dianne Joy Cole, passed away at home on April 9, 2023 from complications due to COPD and asthma. She was 64 years old. Dianne was born on September 27, 1958 in Ogden Utah to Claud (Cloud) Mathias and Lois Mae (Meisner) Wardian.
Dianne married Alan R. Cole in Layton, Utah on May 7, 1988 and they spent over 35 of the happiest years of their lives together.
Dianne was raised and spent nearly all of her life in the Layton/Clearfield area of Utah. During her childhood, she was known for regularly bringing home stray, abandoned, and unwanted animals, and begging her parents to let her keep them. Of course, they always gave in. If an animal was lucky enough to unite with Dianne, it was assured to be given the royal treatment for the rest of its life. Dianne’s love for all creatures great and small never wavered throughout her life.
Dianne always struggled with feeling comfortable in social settings, but the friends she made would be friends for life to her. She always remembered loved ones birthdays and special events and found creative ways to show those around her how much she cared. Dianne was a strong-willed person that wasn’t afraid to stand up for her beliefs though. She defended her views with a passion, but also vigorously defended the rights and views of disenfranchised and marginalized people. Dianne‘s core belief was that we are all equal and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
Dianne was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Mark Edward Wardian. She is survived by her husband, Alan, her son, Rylan N. Cole, the light of her life, her life-long bestie, Karen, her kindred spirit, Kim, her loving niece, Jessica, sister-in-law, Terry (Sidney), brother-in-law, Gary, and many other close friends, in-laws, and outlaws.
Dianne will be greatly missed, and never forgotten. The world is a little less loving and accepting with her passing.
Lastly, Dianne would be deeply disappointed if her husband didn’t add these words: “What a stupid ending!”
A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, April 24, 2023 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.
In lieu of flowers Dianne requested many times that she would want people to donate to any animal focused non-profit no-kill shelters, rescue facilities and pet adoption locations.
Condolences may be shared at the service from 6 to 8 PM or online at www.lindquistmortuary.com.