Florence Claire Pinkston Cole
July 11, 1922 - July 4, 2018
Florence Claire Pinkston was born on July 11, 1922 in Eugene, Oregon to Ivan C. Pinkston and Edith L. (McCormack) Pinkston. She grew up in the Junction City area, with her younger brother Donald Bryce Pinkston. Her parents were mint farmers.
After graduating from Junction City High School, she worked for Mountain States Power Company in Dallas, OR. She missed being close to family, so as soon as possible she transferred to the Junction City office and stayed there for several years. She then took a job with EWEB in Eugene. She married Wendell Cole on August 9, 1947 and continued to work at EWEB for a couple more years. She and Wendell lived most of their lives in Albany and Stayton. Florence was a sweet soul and was loved by everybody that knew her.
Florence is survived by nephew Mark Pinkston and his wife Jeanna Yeager; niece Becky Edwards and her husband John Edwards; 3 great nieces and nephews; 1 great-great nephew; and 1 great-great niece.
A celebration of life will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 27 at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. Private Entombment took place at Willamette Memorial Park.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).