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Florence May Cole
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Florence May Cole
January 1, 1923 - May 18, 2018
Beloved wife of Clarence Cole, a decorated WWII veteran, whom she wed in September 2nd of
1943 and shared 62 wonderful years with. She will join him in the Riverside National Cemetery
on May 22nd at 11:00am.
She was a loving and dedicated mother to Dan Cole and Karen (Kasey) Cole-Gitthens. She had
five grandchildren: Adam and Ryan Cole, Danielle, David and Deanna Gitthens; and six
great-grandchildren who fondly called ger “Grams.”
Florence was a survivor. When Clarence went to war, Florence became a Riveter working in a
tire factory slavaging rubber to provide tires for military vehicles. She also worked as an
elevator operator. When The War ended Clarence and Florence relocated from Pennsylvania
to California where she worked at Bullocks Department Store for 10 years. Quickly tiring of
housework, she returned to work, this time for Savons Drug store, for another 10 years. She
and Clarence loved traveling and visiting their children. She will be greatly missed


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Graveside

Tuesday

22

May

11:01 AM
Riverside National Cemetery

22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92518

Family and friends will gather 10:45 at staging area #5 to be escorted to the pavilion by the cemetery representative for the 11:01 service/

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