Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Cole passed quietly and rejoined her loved ones on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010.
She was born July 2, 1921, in Chicago to Edward Henry and Minnie Bell Jordan.
Betty was preceded in passing by her eldest daughter, Sharron Elizabeth Cole Spangler; her beloved husband, Chester; her brother, John Jordan; and her sister, MaryAnne Finnegan.
Betty moved to Kingman in 1984 after Chet's passing to be closer to her sister, MaryAnne.
Betty and Chet successfully ran their own pharmacy for more than 27 years, first in Fox Lake, Ill., and then in Richmond, Ill.
They both enjoyed the outdoors and loved fly-fishing in the lakes and rivers around Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois.
At home, Betty especially enjoyed tending to her plants and her yard. She raised African violets in Illinois but changed to succulents when she moved to Kingman.
She also took up woodworking and carved unique figures into natural pieces of wood, using the existing grain, swirls and coloration to guide her carving.
She started walking in earnest when she moved to Kingman. One year, she and her border terrier, Cassie, put on a little over 600 miles traveling the foothills on the west side of Hualapai Mountain Road.
Mom loved her family with all her heart and wrote some beautiful and touching poetry. She was a great mom and we will dearly miss her.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Sheila Cole of Kingman; her son, Scott Cole and two grandsons Terren A.Z. Cole and Quentin J. Cole, all of Mesa; and other nieces and nephews around the country.
Services will be private.
Donations may be made to Stansell's Private Home Care, 2205 Mesa Drive, Kingman, AZ 86401, or KRMC Hospice, 1790 Sycamore Ave., Kingman, AZ 86409-3566.