Mina Pearl Cole, 78, of Prineville joined Jesus on January 13, 2021due to health issues while at Mt. Bachelor Memory Care in Bend, Oregon. There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Prineville Missionary Baptist Church (1870 NW Riverland Loop) with a reception to follow. Pastor Daniel Barker will be officiating. To light a candle for Mina or to leave an online condolence for the family, please go to: www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com
Mina was born on December 31, 1942 to Clifford Stanley and Florence Mae (Miller) Stowell in Big Creek, California. She was the only girl of five children. During the Great Depression, her father sought out work where ever possible in the lumber industry as a millwright and machinist. The family eventually settled in Crook County where Mina graduated from Crook County High School in 1961. While in high school she met Jerry Verdayne Cole and they were married on February 25, 1961.
The couple started their life in Prineville, however Jerry embarked on a military career in the US Army. His assignments took the family to various parts of the United States, including California, Texas, Alaska as well as overseas assignments including, Germany and France. Mina was a dedicated military wife. Mina and Jerry had three children; Cindy, Ruddy and Jeanie who all live in Prineville.
She had a great passion for the outdoors. She loved her plants and flowers and was constantly in her garden. The family enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and hikes in the woods. Mina played cards during the week days and was on two bowling leagues. From softball to horseback riding with the Ridge Riders, Mina led a very active life. She was also a member of the Prineville Missionary Baptist Church.
Mina was preceded in death by her parents, and youngest brother Jim Stowell.
She is survived by her husband of almost 60 years, Jerry V. Cole, son Ruddy Cole, daughters; Cindy Davenport and Jeanie Castillo, three brothers; Gerald, Larry and Bob Stowell, ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Mina’s legacy of joy and adventure will be carried forward by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Prineville Missionary Baptist Church through Whispering Pines Funeral Home (3168 NE 3rd Street) Prineville, Oregon 97754 (541) 416-9733
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