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 Lane Kelton Cottrell

Lane Kelton Cottrell

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 4 Sep 1951 (aged 17)
Zion Lodge, Washington County, Utah, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 1-2-A-9
Memorial ID 121007 · View Source
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Son of Kelton Barton Cottrell and Cynthia Merle Gibbs

Utah Death Certificate

Youth Killed In Fall From Cliff
ZION NATIONAL PARK--A 17 year-old Salt Lake City youth fell 50 feet to his death from a cliff on Deer Trap Mountain in Zion National Park Tuesday night.
Killed was:
Lane Kelton Cottrell, 17, son of Kelton B. Cottrell, 1073 E 27th South, Salt Lake City.
With two companions he had reached the summit of the 2000-foot cliff, but he became separated form his friends and was believed to have lost his footing and fell in the darkness. The body was lodged 1500 feet above the canyon floor.
Lane was born Aug 16, 1934, in Salt Lake City, a son of K.B. and the late Merle Gibbs Cottrell. His mother died about a year after his birth and he went to live with his parental grandparents. Mr and Mrs Walter Cottrell of Kaysville.
He received his early education in Kaysville and Salt Lake City public schools. In 1942 he moved with his father and step-mother, the former Norma Jensen to Long Beach Cal., where he resided until their return to Salt Lake City in 1945.
Besides his parents the boy is survived by his paternal grandparents. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Norma Jensen, who cared for Lane after the death of his mother is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Louis J. Jensen of Grover.

Cottrell, Lane Kelton (11 Aug 1951)Star Valley Independent


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  • Maintained by: Carol STEVENS
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 121007
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lane Kelton Cottrell (16 Aug 1934–4 Sep 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 121007, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Carol STEVENS (contributor 46861595) .