Lola DeLane Draper (Davis) Stopper, age 81, was called back to heaven peacefully of natural causes on May 31, 2023, in Holliday, Utah. She joins her family, friends and her beloved dogs by the grace of God, to await her glorious resurrection, because of her faith and belief in Jesus.

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Lola was born on November 22, 1941 to Merlin Clair and Dora Marie Poff Draper in Tremonton, Utah. She was number 5 of 11 children. Life was tumultuous sometimes, and the siblings were separated for a while, but they had a strong bond that they maintained throughout their lives.

Lola graduated from Horizonte Instruction and Training center in Salt Lake City.

Lola was married to Ire Davis for a short time. She then married Ernest Stopper, and was with him until he passed in 1993. They lived at Romney Plaza for many years. Family would go up to her apartment to watch the Days of 47 parade from her balcony.

Lola was strong willed and stubborn at times, but she also had an enormous heart, especially when it came to her dogs. She always had a dog that she doted on. She also loved her many nieces and nephews, and loved spending time with them.

Lola is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernie, 9 siblings, and her dogs.

Lola is survived by her sister Rosella D Jensen, sisters-in-law Daphne Whitworth, Bea Draper, several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on June 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Memorial Mortuary & Cemetery- 6500 South Redwood Road in West Jordan, Utah.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Lola’s name to Best Friend’s Animal Society, or to an animal rescue of your choice. Lola would love that.

After the service, a celebration of Lola’s life will be held at 3566 W Lily Garden Lane, South Jordan, where we will drink lots of Coke in her honor. Lola love Coca-Cola.

A digital memorial is set up in Lola’s name at Memorial Mortuary and Cemetery to share memories.


Graveside Service

Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Jun 05, 2023

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