Topics

Lung Cancer
Deedee Corradini dies at 70; only woman to be Salt Lake City mayor
Deedee Corradini dies at 70; only woman to be Salt Lake City mayor

Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City, who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah and supported women's ski jumping, has died. She was 70. Corradini, a non-smoker, died Sunday at her home in Park City, Utah, from the effects of lung cancer, according to a Women's Ski Jumping USA news release. As the president of that organization for 10 years, she led a push to get women's ski jumping in the Olympics for the first time at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. As mayor of Salt Lake City from 1992 to 2000, she was part of an effort to bring the Winter Olympics to Utah in 2002. She helped get a light-rail project built before the events, and...

Loading