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William Boyd "Bud" Cole

April 12, 1927 — November 22, 2020

William Boyd Cole, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday November 22, 2020. “Bud” Cole was born to Boxley Hooper, Florance Lydia Cole ‘’Rundquist,’’ on April 12, 1927 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Our dad, “Bud”, was known by many in our community, but for our family, he was “Grandpa” and to one he was called “Punkin.” He was never one to sit still he was always on the go, doing big or small jobs, but mostly offering a hand of understanding, love and care to those around him.
He started out with being a boy scout and learning to work with hawks and taking care of them in his home town of Colorado Springs, where he was born and raised. Growing up he always had his brother Boxley Jr. as a mentor who was four years older. In 1944 to 1946, he joined the navy and was stationed overseas in Gwam during WWII. Ending his Navy career with an honorable discharge, he then lived in Newhall, California and went to college for agriculture and landscaping; and became Clark Gables landscaper in his career in California.
While working he met and then married the love of his life Carol, who became his Canadian wife. After having two children of their own they moved to Hunters Point, Arizona on the Navajo Reservation. Living there, Bud shared nine years with the Navajo people, sharing his love of wood work and art through a display of decoupage on wood. Bud loved to share his insight of doing wood work with anyone. Along with teaching and learning Bud and Carole adopted a Navajo girl “Becky (Cole) Peterson” and then later on moved to a town, Cortez/Dolores, Colorado. After moving he soon started a job with a lumber store called, Slaven’s True Value and worked there for thirty-nine years. They say that integrity is something that is done when nobody is watching that was what my dad showed all the time. Bud was a man of wonderful integrity a lot of people would say this without question.
Bud was hard working and one of the sweetest and most honorable men in the community and so many loved his heart. He was a strong believer in the Lord; Jesus and he had a wonderful relationship with Jesus that so many saw in him.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Cole; their three children, Carrie, Jay, and Becky; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Jonathan, Donna, Emely, Robert, Hannah Noah; and four great-grandchildren, Jocie, CiCi, Mady and Paisley.
There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1pm at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, 21203 Road S. Cortez, Colorado 81321. Call (970) 234-4687 for more information, ask for Rebecca Peterson.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lewis Arriola Community Center

Arriola, CO 00000

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