Patricia Lee Cole of Moscow died Monday, June 28th at her home. She was 94.
Pat was born December 18, 1926 in Bonners Ferry to John and Mary (Maloney) Samul. She grew up and attended school in Bonners Ferry, graduating high school at Sandpoint. Pat worked at Farragut Naval Base in the mess hall, then as a switchboard operator in Pullman and as a secretary at Mason Ermine.
She married Robert “Bob” Cole in Coeur d’Alene on Valentine’s Day, 1964. They made their home in Moscow where Pat was a homemaker and raised her daughters. Pat enjoyed sewing, drawing, camping, fishing, cooking, oil painting, crocheting and knitting.
Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, in May of 2009, a son-in-law, Kevin Strother, a brother and four sisters.
Surviving are her daughters, Denice (Steve) Davis of Moscow, Robbi Strother in Godwin, NC, three grandchildren, Dannielle Davis of Pullman, Mac (Ashley) Davis in Vancouver and Aaron (Jillian) Strother in Fayetteville, NC along with seven great grandchildren.
She will be laid to rest with her husband at the Moscow Cemetery.
A celebration of life will be held on July 6, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at the Latah County Fair Grounds.
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