Gary Ott not safe, finances in 'shambles' under Sanone's care, family says

Former county recorder's girlfriend argues Ott would want her as his guardian

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  • SLC Grandma Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 19, 2017 6:30 p.m.

    So Sanone now admits Gary Ott was happily living on her rural Weber County farm when before she claimed he properly lived in his own Salt Lake City home, a requirement of his job as the Salt Lake County recorder. And what was the need for the $50,000 home equity line of credit that he was in default for, with a salary of $190,000/year?

  • neece Hyde Park, UT
    Oct. 16, 2017 8:52 a.m.

    It just makes me wonder why Sinone is fighting so hard to take care of Ott. If she has so much experience in this disease then she should know that he will start to decline even faster. Also Alzheimer patients tend to get mean physically. He needs to be in a facility where there are people who are specially qualified to handle Alzheimer patients. It is my opinion that his family are the best to decide how to move forward in this situation.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Oct. 14, 2017 8:57 p.m.

    I have a cousin with Stage 5 Alzheimers. For several years her husband had someone lined up to check on her frequently if he was not right there himself. In the last two years, he has had someone with her every moment. It is a very taxing, and expensive, situation, but my cousin panics if left alone and goes seeking help (if her husband goes outside to get something). It is possible that Ms. Sanone had good intentions, but between her salary and his salary, she should have been able to have someone with him at all times. She took that responsibility on herself. If she is willing to give him the back-up he seeks (in wanting to be with her), she should visit him frequently and be supportive in that way. Clearly she is not in a position to look after him herself.

    My sister and I and a neighbor shared the responsibility of my mother's care while she was considered to have "high functioning dementia." Then at age 96 she fell and broke her arm. The arm healed, but the dementia accelerated quickly. She is now in a care center, and her resources are disappearing fast, but she needs more care than we are physically and emotionally able to provide. These are just realities.

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 14, 2017 4:54 p.m.

    Interesting that the family, county mayor, council, and delegates seemed to know nothing about Ott's illness over the years. Easy to blame someone else now.

  • read20 Beaver, UT
    Oct. 14, 2017 4:30 p.m.

    The most far fetched lie was when Ms. Dole told the experience she had with Mr. Ott coming in and saying that he wanted to tell her a "little story" . Never mind that witness' had repeatedly said that he couldn't carry on a conversation for over a year. I highly doubt that he was going to tell her a "little story". Shame on you Ms. Dole for being so engulfed in the world of lies that you are making up such unbelievable ones. "Oh the tangled web you weave"

  • zakuca New York, NY
    Oct. 14, 2017 10:29 a.m.

    good

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Oct. 14, 2017 8:16 a.m.

    Not only should Sanone not have guardianship, she should be looked into for fraud, theft and elder abuse.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Oct. 14, 2017 6:24 a.m.

    The opportunism of Sanone and Dole sadly reflects the darker aspects of human nature. That being said, Alzheimer's is a terribly difficult disease to deal with.