Clare Lee (Sheffer) Cole, 54, passed away April 10, 2010. Survived by her children, Aaron (Erin) Cole, Michelle (Zachary) Chappell, Janelle (Joseph) Zamora, Adam Cole, Daniel Cole and Andrew Cole; husband of 35 years, Alvin Cole; siblings, Butch (Sharron) Sheffer, Linda (Barry) Robarge, Sue (Gary) Marolt, Jeff (Linda) Sheffer; grandchildren, Lillith, Jonah, Sidney, Caden, Kaia and Paxton; special friends, Margaret Cole, Kay Vannelli, Lee Ann Gilbert and Marion Garner; nieces and nephews, Bill, Gary, Tommy (Jenny), Chris (Mark), Heather (Dan), Casey (Lisa), Liz (Les), Cindy (Scott), Mandy (Joe), Kelly, Kevin, Amy, Bobbi (Tim), Toni (Lee), Joey (Dave), Kelly (Aaron), Leslie (Bob), Russ and Jeff (Nichole); in-laws, Margaret Cole, Evon Trower, Bill Cole, Dave (Dee Dee) Cole and Ray Mullen. Preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Clare (Ridolfi) Sheffer; sister, Debbie Mullen; and brother, Timmy Sheffer. Clare was born February 5, 1956, in Lake County, Ill. She enjoyed raising her six amazing children, spending time with her family, going to the temple, serving her church and working with teenagers. Clare was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 36 years. Family would like to thank friends, family, ICU Staff at Parkview Hospital and church members that kept Clare in their thoughts and prayers while she was ill. There will be no public viewing. Service, 11 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1411 Fortino Blvd. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations, to be divided up between the organizations Clare had passions for, may be made to the Cole Family, 2602 Lambert Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. “Sister Cole” was one of my YW leaders and someone who had a great impact on my life. I also had the privilege of sitting you kids sometimes! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Love, Amery Perez(Garcia)

  2. My best memories of Clare include her enthusiasm for family, her bright eyes as she told stories. Her laugh. Her love of babies. Her love for Al. We will miss her. Our Prayers are with the Cole family. We love you.

  3. Dear Al and family, I am so sorry about your loss. My prayers are with you. May God bless you and please let me know if there is any thing I can do for you.

  4. Dear Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I had only known Clare for a short time (through the YMCA therapy pool swim group), but found her to be a true blessing and someone that was so easy to talk with. She spoke frequently of her children and grandchildren and was so very proud of all of her family. She was so excited about the recent visit when she was able to have all her children together. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely,
    Lawrence Cowan
    cowanlawrence@yahoo.com

  5. Dear ones, it seems like such a short time ago that I taught you girls in Primary. Years later when Jacque, our granddaughter was here and attending Seminary, your sweet Mother, Clare let her go to your house until School started in the mornings at Centennial. It was much appreciated. I have always loved your family but time has taken us in many directions. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope and pray that you will be able to stay close as a family. Glen and I send our love and prayers. Glen and Carrie Hepworth

  6. Dear Cole Family, I am so sorry to hear of Clare’s passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts & prayers. I have many fond memories of what wonderful neighbors you were to me when I lived in Pueblo. Marianne

  7. Dear Al, Aaron, Michelle, Janelle, Adam, Daniel, and Andrew,

    My heart goes out to you and I wish that I could be with you at this time.

    Toni

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember all the times our children shared when they were young. Clare was a fun friend. She will be sorely missed by all. God bless all of you. My prayers are with all of you. Norma

  9. Al, I can’t express the grief I felt when I read the obituary this morning for Clare. It doesn’t seem that many years ago that you wrote me so excited because you met the girl you were going to marry. Our friendship goes back decades and I was so excited when you brought Clare to Pueblo and I got to meet her. You two made such a great couple. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your friend always. Diana

  10. Dear Cole Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Clare was my young woman’s leader and I babysat all of you. She has always been a special part of my memories as each of you were while you were growing up. I hope you know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you have peace in this trial and know that your Father in Heaven loves you and will give you strength. Always, Julie Chambers

  11. Cole family, I am very sad to hear of Clare’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Andrew, be strong for your family. If you need anything, please know I am here. God Bless all of you. All my Love.

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