Alfred "Dutch" Wayne ColeOctober 19, 1940 ~ July 24, 2016 (age 75)
Dutch passed away at home in the loving arms of his wife, Dicksie, on July 24, 2016. His wife, Dicksie, cared for Dutch for many years of declining health; due to heart and lung disease.
Dutch was born to Albert and Nellie (Marsh) Cole in a small farmhouse near Reed, Colorado, and attended school at the old Reed schoolhouse.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Albert and Nellie Cole, his sisters, Betty Pete and Gladys Rose, and brothers, Albert “Sonny” Cole and Clifford Cole.
He is survived by: his loving wife, Dicksie, brothers, Marvin (Linda) Cole of Mesa, Colorado, and Larry (Kris) Cole of DeBeque, Colorado, sisters, Carma (Leonard) Turner of Benton, Arkansas, Sherilyn (Dale) Smith of Durango, Colorado, Carrie (Chris) Williams of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Sister-in-Law, Joyce Cole of Grand Junction, Colorado, sons, Gorden (Debbie) Cole of Loma, Colorado, and Alan (Elaine) Cole of Montrose, Colorado, daughters, Shari (Kevin) Cole of Bend, Oregon, Susan (Jerry) Bingham of Delta, Colorado, and Sarah (Robert) Neely of Grand Junction, Colorado, as well as fifteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, and also numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
In 1959, Dutch Cole met the love of his life, Dicksie Edson. They were married on September 8, 1959, in Durango, Colorado. They were inseparable for over fifty-six years of marriage. Dutch enlisted in the United States Air Force and served for four years in Mountain Home, Idaho. Although he drove a truck for several years his “true passion” was being a Cowboy. He cherished every moment he spent in the mountains of Colorado and spending time with his family, whom he loved with all of his heart.
Our hearts are heavy with grief and we will always cherish the memories of our late husband, father, grandpa, papa, uncle, and friend.
Viewing and Visitation will be held this Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Palisade Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held this Friday, July 29, 2016 in Palisade Funeral Home’s chapel, beginning at 8:00 AM; Graveside Services and Interment will follow at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, Colorado, beginning at10:00 AM. A Luncheon will be served for friends and family of Dutch at the Moose Lodge, in Grand Junction, Colorado, immediately following these services, to celebrate his life.