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Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Dolores Doré Eccles

Dolores Dore Eccles was greatly admired for her genuine interest in helping others. Known affectionately by her family and friends as "Lolie," she was a spirited individual with a wonderful sense of humor. Born and raised in Texas as a "Southern belle," Lolie became a devoted citizen of Utah after her marriage in 1925 to Logan native George S. Eccles, whom she met while both were students at Columbia University in New York. While George became a leader in the nation's banking industry as CEO of First Security Corp. (now Wells Fargo), Lolie focused her talents and energies as an active board member and community benefactor, assisting many educational institutions and non-profit organizations. For more than 57 years, the couple worked together "to improve the quality of life for their fellow citizens," a charitable vision their Foundation now carries on in their behalf. The Eccles Foundation generously supported the creation of the Dolores Dore Eccles Center for Early Care and Education - in Lolie's honor and memory - to help children meet life's challenges, embrace new opportunities, and succeed in reaching their future goals.