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Robert Cole


November 5, 2020

Robert Cole

Robert Cole

Bob Cole, age 71, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane and will be laid to rest in the St. John Cemetery. Bob was born April 4, 1949, in Colfax, Wash., to Don and Lyla Stilson Cole who raised him on the family farm near Lancaster, Wash.

Bob was a life-long resident of St. John and attended school there where he was a star athlete. Bob continues to hold St. John's school record for the 400-meter dash with a remarkable time of 50.5 seconds and holds the record for the 800-meter relay which he achieved both in 1967. Not only was he incredible in track but...

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