July 14, 1916 ~ July 30, 2008
Cole, Audrey Mae Gladden, a 60 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Ardmore, OK, Audrey was 92 when she died. Audrey was a member of the viewing audience of Joel Olsteen.
Audrey worked for North American Aviation 1949 - 1952. Home Health Care for 12 years and a housewife for 75 years.
She loved to go fishing and visiting friends and relatives. She had a fondness for slot machines and gambling at the Casinos. Over the years she had many hobbies, crocheting, sewing, quilting and various crafts as well as her garden.
She gave to numerous charities and she loved her grand children and great grand children and was always there to cheer them on. Audrey was a fan of Elvis Presley's music.
She had only one relationship and that was her husband of whom she said there was only one and he was it.
She is survived by Son, Richard Cole his wife Pricila of Redondo Beach, CA. A Daughter, Nancy Colbert-Wheeler her husband Bill Wheeler of Redondo Beach, CA., two sisters Aileen Kyle of Ardmore, OK., and Floy Shupenko of California. Grand Children: Billy Cole his wife Veronica, Rick Colbert his wife Traci, Michael Colbert his wife Ramona, Robin Carr, Teri Vorhis husband Chuck, and Prenestlie Zapatero, Great Grand Children: Michael Cole, Nickolas Colbert, Michelle Cole, Michael Colbert II, Brian Cole, Dylan Colbert, Taylor Colbert, and Aaron Vorhis. Preceded in death by her husband Earl W. Cole, four brothers and one sister, Mother, Mabel Gladden and Father, William Gladden. To numerous to mention by name but many, many nieces and nephews.
She was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma on July 14, 1916 on a farm. She married Earl Cole in 1933 and they moved to California in 1933. Their first child, Richard was born in Ventura California 1936, they moved to Los Angeles area where their daughter Nancy was born in Culver City in 1942, They settled in Redondo Beach in 1948 where she loved and raised 2 children.She was loved and respected by all who knew her. She lived in her current home until she went to heaven on July 30, 2008.
Needless to say she will be missed by so many and none can take her place.
A gathering of family & friends will be held at White & Day Colonial Chapel in Redondo Beach on Friday, August 8, 2008 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
The funeral service will be held at Pacific Crest Cemetery's Chapel on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.
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