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Thelma Cole

Thelma Cole

Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Woodbine Cemetery for Thelma Marie Cole.

Cole, 83, passed peacefully Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, Wash., with her son, Marc, by her side.

She was born June 20, 1932, to Elsie Elma and James Murphy Hayhurst. The youngest of three daughters, her mother was a schoolteacher and her father a rancher.

In 1950, she married Jerry Taylor Cole and soon after started her family in Albuquerque.

The Coles moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, in 1963 with their three sons. Active in the equestrian community, she often kept a large garden, played bridge, and enjoyed a full-time career as a paralegal. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2009, she moved to the Seattle area to be near her son, Marc.

Survivors include her older sister, Louise Taylor, of Pecos, Texas; sons Lance Cole and wife Donna, Brent Cole, Marc Cole and wife Jeanette, and Kevin Cole; six grandchildren, Amy, Kim, Trevor, Susan, Jason and Kacey; and six greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her older sisters, Martha Juanita Hayhurst and Dorothy H. Funk, and her brother, Ernest Murphy Hayhurst.