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Lena Lee Cole

Lena Lee Cole Lena Lee Cole of Cedar Park, Texas left this world on December 24, 2012. Born in Hunt, Texas on October 28, 1929, she was the first child of the late W. D. Lee and Mattie Moore Lee of Ingram, Texas. She is survived by her two daughters, Leslie Cole Brown of Dallas, Texas, and Dana Jayn Cole Mason, husband Robert Lynn & granddaughter Laura of Azle, Texas; brother David Lee and wife Jinny of Ingram, Texas; sister Ila Faye Magee and husband Bill of College Station, Texas, and several nieces and nephews. Lena was preceded in death by her sister, Henrietta Gabler of Ingram, Texas. Lena married Edwin T. Cole in 1948 and in 1949 they shared the distinction of opening one of the early convenience stores, Cole's Corner, located on Main Street in Port Lavaca, Texas. In 1970 Lena relocated to Austin, Texas. She retired in 1999 from her position as an Administrative Assistant in the legal profession from Davis & Wilkerson. Lena had a great passion for life. She followed her dreams and traveled in the United States and the world, she loved planning the next adventure, making the trips memorable for her travel companions. She had an unending passion for all types of music and had a lovely singing voice. Lena had a great appreciation for art and beautiful things. She endlessly searched antique stores seeking all sorts of treasures that she loved to share with family and friends. She was politically active, always reading and keeping up with current events, and religiously read her Austin American Statesman every day. She had an ever-continuing quest for knowledge and loved sharing the information she learned. Often family and friends would receive mail full of articles or a book that she thought would be of interest. She cherished the time spent sitting on her patio with her family and friends, listening to music, while watching her dog Tori roll and play in the grass. She enjoyed her beautiful garden with all the flowers and plants she so lovingly nurtured. Like the beautiful flowers in her garden, Lena had a gift of appreciating people and their talents and she cultivated lifelong friendships. Lena went out of her way to help others, many times those she did not even know. She had the rare ability to recognize a need and act upon it whenever possible. Lena had an unwavering faith in God, even to the end. It was with her faith and fierce determination, which allowed her to survive breast cancer and a double knee replacement with grace and dignity. This year she fought a courageous fight against lung cancer but sadly, lost the battle on Christmas Eve. Lena was truly an amazing woman. She inspired and touched so many lives along her way. She always lived her life with style and grace. Lena will be missed by all that were fortunate to know and love her, and will never be forgotten. A memorial celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the Memorial Chapel at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 North IH-35, Pflugerville, Texas. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations in Lena's name can be sent to Medina Children's Home at https://community.armsofhope.org or by calling 830-522-2200; or at https://www.cancer.org or by calling 800-227-2345 Please visit Lena's memorial website at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com



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Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home
14501 North Ih-35 Pflugerville, TX 78660
(512) 251-4118

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Mar. 31, 2013
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