Pamela Kay Cole

March 17, 1954June 3, 2018

Pamela Cole, 64, of Modesto, CA went lovingly into the arms of Jesus on June 3, 2018. She was born in Modesto, CA on March 17, 1954 to Eulys and Bessie Morgan. She graduated from Downey High School in 1972 and shortly after married her high school sweetheart, Rodger Cole. She was given her heart’s desire, to stay home and raise their 2 children, Tracey and Scotty. After being the caretaker for her mother, she returned to school in her thirties where she graduated from CSU Stanislaus with a degree in Liberal Studies and went on to obtain her dream job of being an elementary school teacher. She spent the last 23 years teaching at Colony Oak in Ripon, CA. She loved being in her classroom, teaching students to do and be their best, and making everyone feel special. When she was not teaching students, she loved spending time with her grandchildren, which she adored; Brianna (22), Brison (18), Tanner (12) and Sierra (9). Pam is survived by her husband, Rodger, her daughter Tracey (Brian) Benton, son Scott (Christine) and grandchildren, Brianna and Brison Benton and Tanner and Sierra Cole. A Celebration of Life will be held at New Life Christian Center at 2918 W. Tuolumne Rd, Turlock CA on Saturday, June 9th at 12:00 pm with a reception following.


  • Graveside Service Friday, June 8, 2018

Pamela Kay Cole

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Judith Teeples

June 10, 2018

A piece of my heart went to heaven. I have the fondest memories of my life just hanging out at Pams house with our babies. I’ve always loved her like a sister. I know I will see her again!

Kimberly Cotter

June 8, 2018

My son was in Mrs. Cole's class this year. He had a wonderful time in her class and learned so much from her. I was fortunate to be able to volunteer once a week and, although I didn't get to know Mrs. Cole as well as I would have liked, I know she was a kind and giving person. She gave her knowledge and love to her students. She was patient and caring. I remember her teaching my son and his little brothers a little bit of science at one of the after school events at Colony Oak. They had fun guessing what would float on water! She was absent the last month of school and every morning my son would hope that she would be there to greet them at school. She was an awesome lady and will be greatly missed.

Cory Carrillo

June 7, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Pam's passing. She was always so kind when my dad would take us to visit Rodger and Pam. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.