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Wayne Cole - Year Entered 1950

Wayne Cole



In Loving Memory

C. Wayne Cole

January 18, 1930 - September 4, 2022

Born to Otis and Nellie May Cole in January, 1930 in a country home near Fairview, Oklahoma, Wayne was the fourth of nine children. In 1934 a tornado devastated the family farm and two years later they made the decision to leave “dust bowl” Oklahoma and move to Oregon where they settled in the Willamette Valley town of Jefferson. Through his teen years Wayne worked in the timber industry during his summers and for two years after high school, then in 1950 moved to California to attend college. In 1953 he married Doris Allen and the two spent the following decades living across the United States and overseas, including 11 years in Australia. In 1955 Wayne and Doris welcomed their first child, Randall, born in Corpus Christi, Texas. Three years later Patricia was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in 1965 Richard was born in Sydney, Australia. Wayne and Doris lived in Tyler, Texas from 1979 until 2016, working together for much of that time, until moving to Portland, Oregon, to be closer to Patricia, who has provided immeasurable service to them over recent years. In 2018 Wayne needed to begin dialysis treatments—under the care of a doctor who became like family. After four good years Wayne and his doctor decided to discontinue treatment just a week after he celebrated the 69th anniversary of his marriage to Doris. Wayne died peacefully on September 4 and is survived by Doris, their three children, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren, along with three remaining siblings and a host of extended family, and friends made around the world.

Note: No funeral or memorial service was planned.

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