A memorial service for Geneva Rae Newcomb Cole, age 61 of Iola, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at the Iola Church of Christ.
Mrs. Cole was born in Bryan, Tex., on Aug. 2, 1949 to James Elmer and Lucille Girldean Henderson Newcomb. She attended Bryan schools and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1978 with a sociology degree. During her life, she worked as a commercial artist and marketing manager. She was a published author and a life-long Christian. In 1996, she married John Edward Cole.
She died Thursday, May 5. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister, Glenda Cole, her mother-in-law, Eda Margaret Lee Cole; and a brother-in-law, Thomas Lee Cole.
She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Benny A. and Connie Newcomb of Mount Vernon; her father-in-law, Bobbie I. Cole of Bedias; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Roy G. and Joann Cole and Larry J. and Lynn Cole, both of Bedias; two nephews, seven nieces, and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of Brazos Valley.