Cynthia Charlton Cole, 69, passed away on September 16, 2012 inDenton, Texas. She was born July 19, 1943 in Del Rio, Texas to the late Marvin and Mary Margaret Charlton. Cynthia graduated from Del Rio High School in 1961 and received a BS in Education at Southwest Texas State University. Shortly after graduation in 1964, she married Charles Mason Cole, Jr. whom she met while he was a pilot in the Air Force at Laughlin Air Force Base. Married for 48 years, Cynthia and Charlie raised three children, Alan, Darren, and David in Denton, Texas.
Cynthia was a third grade teacher for several years before leaving education to focus on raising her three boys. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Charles M. Cole; and three sons and their families. Her sons and their spouses include: Alan and Camille Cole of Whitehouse, Texas, Darren Cole of Bedford, Texas, and David and Katherine Cole of Providence, Texas. She has five grandchildren, Mason and Clayton Cole of Whitehouse, Texas, Charlie Cole of Providence, Texas, and Katelynn and Darren Cole, Jr. of Bedford, Texas. She is also survived by her brother, Dennis Charlton of Eagle Pass, Texas and her sister, Catherine Cogburn of Austin, Texas.
Cynthia was passionate about her family, her children and especially her grandchildren. She was also passionate about animals and volunteered hours of her time to rescue and foster animals in need of homes. When she was physically unable to volunteer she contributed donations that bettered the lives of thousands of animals.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Denton.
There will be a visitation at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at DeBerry Funeral Directors in Denton. Following the visitation, there will be a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. There will be a graveside service at Bryan City Cemetery in Bryan, Texas at2:00 pm on Friday, September 21, 2012.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Denton Humane Society, P.O. Box 1972, Denton, TX 76202, or to the Denton Animal Shelter Foundation online at http://www.dentonasf.com/donations .