Orlet Rose Cole was born Nov. 8, 1919 to Walter and Lillian (Busiahn) Just at Wood Lake, Minn. She attended St. John's Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Wood Lake High School in 1938.
She was married to Donald on May 26, 1940. She was active in church and school affairs and was a member of St. John's Women's Society. They moved to Payson in 1994, where they became members of Rock of Ages Lutheran Church.
She is survived by four sons: David (Marilyn) of Rochester, Minn.; Orrin (Linda) of Canby, Minn.; Wayne of Cibecue; and Stanley (Carol) of Federal Way, Wash.; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Evelyn Fischer and Elaine (Lew) Metz; one sister-in-law, Viola Just; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Cole was preceded in death by her husband Donald; her parents; two brothers, Harlan and Harold; and daughter-in-law, Flora.
Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 19 at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, 204 W. Airport Road. The funeral service was held at the church, followed by interment at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park in Payson.
Donations can be made in her memory to Rock of Ages Lutheran Church.
Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.