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
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
She was also preceded in death by a son, Ward H. Cole
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.