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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 at 08:21:03 :

Independent Journal
Monday, February 19, 1973
Page 4

Courtney (Red) Cole Dies At 52

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow for Courtney (Red) Cole, a resident of Marin County for 26 years, at Keaton’s Mortuary in San Rafael.

Cole, 52, was stricken by a heart attack at about 6 a.m. Saturday aboard his commercial fishing boat at the San Rafael Yacht Club. He was dead on arrival at Marin General Hospital.

Born and reared in Seattle, Wash., he began driving a truck there at 13. He came to Marin in 1946, after serving in World War II. Cole was a truck driver for McPhail’s in San Rafael for 22 years.

His widow, Rubyette (Wills) Cole, owns and operates R and J Beauty Salon on Fourth Street in San Rafael.

Cole, of 125 Lowell Avenue, had been engaged in commercial fishing on weekends for the past year.

He was a member of the Teamster’s Union and the Loch Lomond Club.

Inurnment will be private.

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