Woody Funeral Home-Parham

1771 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA


Coles Meredith Squire

May 13, 1945February 9, 2020

Coles Meredith Squire, 74, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

She was the daughter of Ann Lewis Meredith and Eugene Meredith. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Stephen Squire. She is survived by her two sons, Thomas Aaron Squire (Bao) and Robert M. Squire (Sherry); grandchildren, Ava, Tinsley and Aiden Squire and Quintin and Noah Hill; and her sister, Elizabeth Meredith.

She graduated from Randolph Macon Woman’s College and received her Ph.D. from MCV. She spent her years as a research microbiologist and immunologist at MCV and retired as the director of the tissue typing lab at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital. Coles was an avid crossword puzzler, loved spending time with her grandkids, hiking and exploring, volunteering at Maymont and giving back to the community.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 14, at Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Maymont Foundation, www.maymont.org/donate.


  • Memorial Service Friday, February 14, 2020


Coles Meredith Squire

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Earlene Hogg

February 14, 2020

Dearest Coles, It always brightened my day when we worked together at Maymont. I will always think of you when I am there. Thanks for adding so many laughs to my life.


Beverley Massey

February 13, 2020

Dear Thomas and Bao
Having had pleasure of meeting Coles through Bao last year, I found her to be very family oriented and an interesting person , I was
looking forward to getting to know her better. I will know her now through the memories of her grandchildren and Bao.
I pray God’s richest blessings upon you, Thomas , as you and your family walk through this tender chapter of
your life that has come much too soon.
Beverley Massey

Page Hynes Sullenberger

February 13, 2020

So sorry to learn of Coles passing. I remember her so fondly from our days at R-MWC. A dear soul has truly gone to her reward.

Page Hynes Sullenberger’67

Susan Allman

February 13, 2020

Coles— you are such a all around great person full of integrity. You always gave to all of us your full self. Thank you for that gift. I am sorry I can’t attend your service. I tried, but I’m too far away in Utah. Please know how much your fellow classmates were buoyed by staying connected with you and your family through emails during your last days which we had hoped would never end, as you turned the corner to health. We loved surrounding you with daisies and love. Love and condolences to your family. I am just so sorry this suddenly came upon you. We’ve lost a great college classmate.


February 13, 2020

The memories are precious, your laughter and smile is forever Coles.
Monique Williams