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Michael Lloyd COLE 07/31/1953 - 11/03/2012
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November 03, 2014
2 years already, I miss you so much, it's so different without you. I hope everything is good where you're at and watching down on us! I love you so much
November 03, 2014
Well it's been two years gramps and not a day goes by where you aren't on my mind! The family has been getting together and watching football lately, but I'm sure you can see that! We miss you, and I know that will never change. I love you gramps!!
November 01, 2014
I went to Hawaii grandpa and every night when the sun began to set i couldn't help but think of you and all the times we shared watching the sun go down. I miss you so much but i sure am glad you left me with those experiences to remember and look back on. It gives me a greater appreciation for all those beautiful sunsets i get to see.
October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween??
September 25, 2014
Hi gramps, I'm a Vaughn now! Even tho you couldn't be there with me, I knew you where looking down on me! You could see me, I felt you with me. I miss you, more and more everyday! I love you so much! You were there with me, walking me down just like you would be if you were here! I'm staying strong grandpa I promise! I'll see you soon!
August 01, 2014
Hey grandpa! Happy birthday (yesterday) I love you so much! Today Hallee, and grandma and I went and looked at wedding dresses! I wish you could see how beautiful the one is that I fell in love with! Miss you! See you soon!
July 31, 2014
Hi Dad,
Happy Birthday!! Days without you just don't seem to get any easier. You were taken too soon, something I will never understand. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you and wish we had just one more. One more hug, one more story, one more camping trip, one more fishing trip, one more walk, just one more day! I would give anything to have you here with us. I hope that we are making you proud. Thank you for always watching over us. I hope we all get to see you again some day. Hope you're celebrating today. I love you Dad?
July 10, 2014
Hey gramps! Today I took my written for school, it's the biggest test at school. Yesterday I took the practical. I found out today that I passed them both!! I really wish you were here!! I know you'd be so proud of me!! I just wish I could hear you say it one more time! What I would give to have one more of your big hugs too!! I love you grandpa!! Tomorrow I have to go to school for an hour in a half and then I'm done!!! I miss you gramps, but I know your cheering me on from up above! See you later! xoxo
June 15, 2014
Happy Fathers Day Dad! Missing you today as I do everyday. We are headed up to Priest Lake tomorrow. I have so many great memories of you up there. Wish we could have made some more. Miss your great big hugs and would love to hear just one more story. I love you so much.
April 20, 2014
Really missing my grandpa on this gorgeous Easter morning. One of my favorite things about Easter was going out to grandma and grandpa's house and having a big egg hunt. Just the presence of my family put me in the best mood. I love you.
April 20, 2014
Well here's to another hoilday we couldn't be together, even though you aren't down here with us I know your up there looking down wishing you could be. They said it would get easier and somedays it has been, I just can't help but to think of all the things you aren't here to do with me/us. I know you'd be proud of the lady I'm growing to be! I love you grandpa and miss you everyday! Happy Easter!??
November 08, 2013
It's days like this where any song I listen to makes me think of you! The good ol days(: I know soon we will be together again! Until then I hope I'm making you proud!<3 I know you would be a good sport and come into my school and let me cut what little hair you have(; remember just for the fun of it that comb I bought you that was shaped just to go round your head where you had hair! I love you grandpa! Scoop and dung<3
November 05, 2013
Mikie, it's been a year already.....unbelievable. I miss you and Momma and Daddy so very much. We have so many memories together. I remember playing hide-n-seek for hours until Dad gave us the whistle to come in,"gettin ' too dark" he'd say. And our marathon monopoly games! You always had a pile of $500.'s hidden somewhere and I totally know you cheated! I remember our family gatherings being some of the best memories ever! Especially our Christmases, summers at the property and our musical gatherings. There are just certain things that will always remind me of you including ; emergency rooms, acrobatics and chipped front teeth,comic books, chocolate milk, dog houses and hand cuffs, tree climbing,awesome snow forts, jumping in huge piles of leaves, tattling, the name 'Milton', bruises, bare feet and cut-offs, The Longhorn BBQ, tickling till you pee your pants, riding horses, snow skiing and the list goes on and on. The best thing you ever did was marry Deb....good call.:-) You were a wonderful husband ( as far as i know) ha-ha ! A great Daddy and grandpa, the best !I will love you forever and ever big brother and and I'll see you again ! Until then try to behave and kiss Mom and Dad for me. Love, Sis
July 31, 2013
Happy Birthday Mike! Though I met you only a few times, I enjoyed the time spent with you and your family. I looked forward to more. You are greatly missed by family and friends. May you rest in peace.
July 31, 2013
Today we miss you dearly, just like every day. We are all gathering together to celebrate your birthday! We miss you and even though you're not with us we know your shining down on us, just like every other day. I love you grandpa and I'll see you soon!
July 30, 2013
I remember mike not only as a great family man but a wonderful friendly man as well. We enjoyed going camping with him and him always being so helpful. He loved all the kids. I loved the long conversations I had with him:) He was a very smart guy!!!! He is very missed. We love you Mike<3
March 28, 2013
Its been for months without you now grandpa, and each day I'm trying to get stronger. I thought it was gonna be easier then this but its not. I think about you all the time, and each time i do it brings tears to my eyes. I love you and miss you.
November 12, 2012
I am sorry for your loss. At times like this, your family and friends can be a great comfort to you. My thoughts are with you. Hugs
November 11, 2012
I did not know your family but my heart goes out to you all. I lost my husband last year suddenly and my life changed forever. He also was 59 and on disability retirement for 5 years.May peace and blessings be with your family through this time of sorrow.
November 09, 2012

We will always remember your kindness and concern for all those around you.
Thank you for Loveing my Sis.
I am Proud to have known you as Brother.
You will be missed.
November 09, 2012
The things I got to do with you we had so much fun I loved how you would till me the best things on how to hunt and find the best place to go hunt. I will never forget whenever we were hunting at your house and we got to the top of the hill and we stayed out for abut a hour and then a three point cam out and I did not get a good shot at it and then a four point com out and I did get a shot at that one and missed and you laugh so hard. Love you so much grandpa
November 09, 2012
You are the best grandpa ever! I had a great time building bird houses with you and picking all the apples off the apple tree and going for walks! All the jokes you told all of us. You weren't only my grandpa you were and still is my hero! I love you so very very much! Your my favorite(: love you your granddaughter Hallee <3
November 09, 2012
So sorry to hear of your loss. Even though we did not know Michael, we see how much he was loved and how much he will be missed. Our thoughts are with Mike and his family. Ken and Mary Fricke( Jessica's Aunt and Uncle) from Hermiston,Oregon
November 08, 2012
You were so nice and welcoming to me. I considered you my second grandpa and loved you like my own family! You had the bigger heart and always made me laugh. I'll never forget you!<3
November 08, 2012
You had a great love for everything and everyone around you. You always put others before yourself. You had the kindest heart and i am so blessed to have had YOU as my grandpa. I am so thankful for the time i got to spend with you and the memories we made together that i will hold in my heart forever. I love you so much<3 -Your granddaughter Hannah
November 08, 2012
The best thing that ever happened to the Tomsha family was the day your daughter Heather married my cousin Vince. Your family is truly a testament to what a great guy Mike was.
November 08, 2012
Many prayers and condolences for your family. Keep the memories and he will always be there in your heart. (classmate from NC '71)
November 08, 2012
RIP Michael. Deepest sympathy to all of your family and friends.
November 07, 2012
Grandpa! You were the greatest guy I knew! Always lending a helping hand, caring heart and a open ear! You'll be greatly missed! Wish I still had time to spend with you, but glad I had the time I did!<3
November 07, 2012
May you and your family find peace in this time of sorrow. May you all pull together and comfort each other. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you all.
November 07, 2012
O Mike u will b truly missed. U and your wife were there at a time in my life when nobody else was. I was just a kid having a kid and u opened the door everytime i knocked. I thank u both so very much.. Debbie u will be blessed.
November 07, 2012
May God embrace your beautiful soul. May your family find comfort in knowing you are with your mom & dad. The musical circle just got bigger in Heaven:)
November 07, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this hard time. He was an amazing man, father, grandfather and friend and he will truely be missed. I thank you for the opportunity to have met him.
November 07, 2012
Sorry to hear about Mike's passing. Our prayers are with you.
November 07, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers go to the family from the North Central High School Class of 1971.
November 07, 2012
You were a man who truly loved his family and friends. You will always be in the hearts of all who knew you. All the years seem to go by all to fast. I'll never forget you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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