Colleen Grace "Coke" Lane of Ogden celebrated her 90th birthday with an open house at the Kingston Ward on Nov. 9, followed by a family birthday dinner at the home of her daughter Nancy Waterfall. Last Thursday, as a birthday surprise, she was invited to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir during a practice night as a guest of choir member George Garwood.
She was born Nov. 23, 1923, to Leo J. Carney and Grace Hancock, and was raised in Ogden, graduating from Ogden High School.
She married Dr. Jack Richard Lane on Aug. 22, 1945. They moved to Indianapolis so he could attend Lincoln College of Chiropractic. They returned to Ogden to start his practice.
In her early years, she worked in the baggage room of the Ogden Union Railway and Depot Co., where she remembers many stories about the Union Station and 25th Street.
The couple was married for 67 years; he died Nov. 17, 2011.
She and her husband spent time at their cabin near Oakley, touring in the motor home, boating and in Star Valley, Wyo.
Her hobbies are walking, scrapbooking her family pictures, visiting with family, church activities, Ogden history, KSL radio, dancing and singing, her weekly e-mail to her family with daughter Cindy Christensen, and playing with her dog Kobe.
Her children and spouses are Dr. David and Carolyn Lane, Dr. Michael and Barbara Lane, Nancy and Scott Waterfall, John and Kim Lane, Cindy and Bart Christensen, and Robert and Marra Lane. She has 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.