Helen “Marie” Cole
Nov. 10, 1932 — Feb. 27, 2018
Marie Cole, 85, passed away Feb. 27, 2018, in Bellingham, Wash.
She was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Tacoma, Wash., to Selby and Rachel Cole. Marie graduated from Bellingham High School and earned a teaching degree at Western Washington School of Education (now Western Washington University).
Marie was a career elementary school teacher, a dedicated gardener and a lover of cats. She made her home in Longview, where she taught generations of third graders.
She is survived by a brother, George Cole (Autumn) of Bellingham; a sister, Margaret Schmeling of Arlington, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Forest Cole.
A service was held in Arlington, Wash.
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