Obituary: C. Robert Cole

Flowers over a tumbstone

Robert Cole, an Argonia High School graduate, died at his home on Aug. 26, 2018. A celebration of his life was held on Oct. 20 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Logan, Utah.
Cole was a writer and educator, earning a Ph.D. From Claremont Graduate School. He took a professorship at Utah State in Logan, and taught there for 41 years until retiring in 2011.
He is survived by his wife, Ilona Jappinen; daughter, Teresa Cole-Das; son-in-law, Bishi Das; stepson, Peter Walker (Sarah Marvin); grandchildren, Priya and Aparna Das, Emily Marvin, Patrick Walker, and Paul Walker; brother-in-law James Southworth; and cousins, Ronald (Lewanna) Hill, Gerald (Anna) Hill, Kenneth Garner, Phillip (Pat) Garner, and Lowell Collumber.
Final arrangements are being handled by Nelson’s in Logan. A full obituary can be found at, where friends may share memories and condolences.