Marguerite Ellen Cole


Marguerite Ellen Cole, 97, of Hereford, TX passed away on March 8, 2022.

Burial will be at 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 11, 2022, at West Park Cemetery in Hereford, TX. Memorial services will be at 2:00 P.M., Friday, March 11, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, TX.

Marguerite was born in Dimmitt, TX on July 25, 1924, to Gladys and Henry Mabe Mobley. She was raised with five siblings on a farm North of Dimmitt, TX. She graduated from Wayland Baptist College and West Texas College, where she went on to teach school in Springlake, TX and Dimmitt, TX.

Marguerite married Floyd Cole in Dimmitt, TX on August 16, 1947. They farmed in the Frio Community until Floyd's death in 1978. Marguerite remained on the farm, where she and her son, Bill, continued developing the operation begun by Floyd and his father, Earl Cole.

She was a very active member in Frio Baptist Church, where she was involved in her lifelong passion for missions and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Cole; parents, Gladys and Henry Mabe Mobley; brothers, Austin Mobley, and Raymond Mobley; sisters, Nell Miller, and Dorothy Reno; and son-in-law, Herman Vinson.

She is survived by her children, Jana Vinson, of Pampa, TX, Bill Cole and wife Cindy, of Hereford, TX, Cheryl Ramey and husband George, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Beverly Paetzold and husband John, of Amarillo, TX; brother, Don Mobley and wife Judy, of Farmington, NM; eight grandchildren, Shelley Helfer, Kelley Simpson, Nathan Cole, Cason Cole, Kaci Curry, Kendal Ramey, Kensie Cowden, and Jeff Paetzold; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M., Thursday, March 10, 2022, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.

Memorial donations can be made to Samaritan’s Purse, Frio Baptist Church in Hereford, TX (P.O Box 1271, Hereford, TX 79045), or the charity of your choice.

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