Charlotte Cole Still
- Pamplin Media
- Central Oregonian - News
rlotte Constance Cole Still “Honey,” 86, of Prineville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at the Missionary Baptist?Church in Prineville. Pastor Daniel Barker will officiate.
There will be viewing on Dec. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Whispering Pines Funeral Home.
Charlotte was born Sept. 1, 1926 in?Newell, Iowa, near Sac City, iowa to Glen H. and Pearl M. Cole. On Oct. 21, 1942, she married James Cole Still in Wheaton, Mo. They farmed near Exeter, Mo. until they moved to Prineville with their two daughters in 1948.
She is survived by her husband, James Cole Still; two daughters, Connie Sue Summers of Veneta, Ore., and Carolyn Jane Severance of Prineville, and their spouses,?David L. Summers and Daniel L. Severance; sister, Verla Mae Phillips of Redmond; brother, Jerry V. Cole of Prineville; five grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Pearl?Cole; two sisters, Esperance Haddock, and Ivon Williamson; two brothers, Merle and Loren Cole.
After moving to Oregon, she worked at the Ochoco Inn, in the potato fields, at the Pine Cone, Consolidated Pine, Sears Catalogue Store, and retired from Montgomery Wards Store where she was the manager.
She was devoted to her Lord and family. A member of the Prineville Missionary Baptist Church since 1950, she enthusiastically taught the teenager’s Sunday School class and enjoyed every event with as much gusto as the young people. It was her deepest desire that her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren all have a personal relationship with Jesus.
Among her many hobbies, she bowled on a league until the age of 75, she taught a Bible class on Monday morning until the age of 85, and she played Pinochle every Wednesday until the age of 85. She looked forward to the annal family ODell Campout, where one of her main goals was to beat her two nephews, Les and Terry, in an entertaining game of Pinochle.
After moving to Prineville, she joined Cole’s passion for horses and they traveled the Northwest, competing with the best in endurance rides. In 1975, she completed a 100-mile ride in nine hours, which positioned her to be runner-up for the prestigious award for the Pacific Northwest Championship. In 1994, she and Cole were presented the Pacific Northwest Endurance Rides Ambassador Award for outstanding dedication to the sport of endurance riding.
She was always ready to travel, whether it was to visit her grandchildren, take a trip to Europe, go on a cruise with friends, fly to Hawaii with her sister, or go hunting in?Alaska or Canada with?Cole. (She would go anywhere to get out of dusting the furniture.)
Her vivacious, charming, and loving personality will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice through Whispering Pines Funeral Home.