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Cole, Mildred Elizabeth
MAIDEN NAME: Marks AKA 1: Donahue AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 11 July 1909 DIED: 12 July 1992 BURIED:  ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Yakima, Yakima Co, Washington
DEATH PLACE: Skykomish, King Co, Washington
Name of father Clyde W. Marks
Maiden name of mother Ingrid M. Anderson
1920 WA CENSUS - Mildred E. Marks, age 10, b. Washington, is eumerated with Clyde W., age 47, b. Oregon and Matilda, age 48, b. Sweden (immigrated 1890), along with Harold, age 8, b. Washington. 
1st Marriage - William Donahue of Kittitas Co, Washington & Mildred E. Marks of Yakima Co, Washington md 1 Feb 1936 at St James Cathedral Rectory, King Co, Washington
1940 WA CENSUS - Mildred Donahue,age 31, b. Washington, is enumerated with husband William, age 43, b. Washington; in 1935 Mildred was in Yakima, Yakima Co, Washington and William was in rural Kittitas Co, Washington
2nd MARRIAGE - to James S. Cole, 1959
Mildred E. Cole
July 11, 1909-July 12, 1992
Mildred Elizabeth Cole of Dallas died in Skykomish, Wash. She was 83. She was born in Yakima, Wash, to Clyde W. and Ingrid M. Anderson Marks. She attended grade school in Parker, Wash, and graduated from Yakima High School in 1926. She graduated from Washington State Normal School (now Central Washington University) in Ellensburg in 1928. She was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in education by Central Washington University in 1956 and a masters degree in social work by the University of Washington in 1960. 
At the age of 19 she started her professional career as a teacher in rural Montana. Over the years she held various positions, including buyer for a department store, eighth-grade teacher, and homemaker. She worked for the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services in Yakima and Olympia for 28 years. She retired in 1972, having established and supervised the quality control program for nine years. 
She married William Donahue in 1935. She married James S. Cole in 1959. Both died before her. 
Following her retirement, Mrs. Cole traveled the state of Washington as a special speaker for the state personnel department’s pre-retirement seminars. In 1985, Washington Gov Booth Gardner reappointed her to the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Retirement Systems. She served as board member, president and secretary of the Retired Public Employees Council from its inception in 1972 until her move to Dallas in 1990. She continued to maintain her membership in the organization’s Chapter 2. 
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Olympia, a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 212 in Yakima, and charter member and first president of the Shelton Emblem Club 477. 
She is survived by numerous stepchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services were July 25 at Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas.
Itemizer Observer (Wed) 29 Jul 1992, 4B:2-3
Mildred Elizabeth Cole
Washington Death Index
1920 WA CENSUS (Yakima Co, West Parker, ED 186,sheet 24A)
Washington Digital Archives (King Co Marriages)
1940 WA CENSUS (Kittitas Co, Easton, ED 7, sheet 1A)
IO 29 July 1992, 4B:2-3

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