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Information for Rachel Louise Ward Cole
11 April, 1903  30 March, 1991
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Rachel Cole

     Rachel Louise Cole, 87, of Caldwell, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 30, 1991, in the Caldwell hospital.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the United Methodist Church, 824 E. Logan, Caldwell.  The Rev. Raymond Thompson will officiate.  Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Arrangements are under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
     Rachel was born April 11, 1903, at Havelock, Iowa, a daughter of Phillip and Clara Ward.  She and her family homesteaded in Canada and moved to Idaho in 1923.  She married Heber D. Cole June 23, 1923, at Emmett.  In 1933 they moved to Caldwell, where she had since resided.  Heber preceded her in death in March 1967.  Rachel worked for 14 years for the Caldwell school lunch program, and for four years at the College of Idaho.
     She was a member of Gem of the Mountains Rebekah Lodge No. 5; United Methodist Church, Caldwell; and was active in Caldwell Senior Citizens.  She was for many years an active member of RSVP, and Caldwell Memorial Hospital Volunteers.  She was a supporter and worker at the United Methodist Shop; charter member of 10th Street Club; and past member of Forward Club.
     Rachel was loved and will be missed by a daughter, Florence Hruska and husband, James of Boise; a daughter, Phyllis Thompson and husband, Kenneth of Eugene, Ore.; a daughter-in-law and faithful caregiver, Betty Cole Walker and husband, Ray of Caldwell; a special and dear friend, Myron Kellogg; a sister-in-law, Vida Ward; eight grandchildren, Larry HBruska, Linda Matson, Micheal Hruska, Terri  Moore, Steven Cole, Garry Stott, Shannon Shelton and Leah Buckles; 13 great-grandchildren; and loving nieces and nephews.
     She was also preceded in death by a son, Ward H. Cole in 1982.
     Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church Radio Broadcast Fund.
     Friends may call Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.