Lana Rose Oliver passed away at the age of 55 on March 8, 2009 at her home in Moab, surrounded by family and friends. Lana had been fighting a courageous battle against cancer.
Lana was born the second of six children to Lonnie and Lola Oliver on Oct. 28, 1953 also in Moab. Lana has always been blessed with beautiful strawberry blonde hair, great wit and personality, and a green thumb to grow wonderful plants.
Lana loved to cook and experiment with gourmet foods. She enjoyed reading, gardening and hiking in the hills, especially with her friend, Lee. She and her significant other, Jim Keogh, shared lots of love and good times on the mountain.
Lana attended Grand County High School and later earned her high school diploma. She lived and worked in Las Vegas for 20 years.
She was a member of the Nevada Bartender Association. Her two sons, Tyler and Nicholas were born in Las Vegas. Lana moved back to Moab in 1995 and has been here since.
She was employed at Gonzo Inn when she became sick over a year ago. Lana had made arrangements for her body to be donated to the University of Utah Cancer Center.
Lana is survived by her companion, Jim Keogh, two children, Tyler (Sadie) Haas, Nick Haas; three grandchildren; her mother, Lola Mae Oliver; two sisters, Sherry (Mike) Porter and DeAnna Putnam, and two brothers, Calvin (Nita) Oliver and Jeff Oliver.
There was a luncheon held for friends and family in celebration of Lana’s life on Wednesday, March 11 at noon. Lana’s family wishes to thank the Kimmerle-Hefner funeral home, the doctors, Moab 1st Ward, and all those who have helped and provided food and support.