Fred Leland Cole passed peacefully at home on January 6, 2016 at the age of 77. Fred is survived by his wife Elke Cole of Colton, California; his brother Larry Cole and wife Sharon Cole of Redlands; his son Jeff Cole and wife Patti Cole of Lyle Creek; his son Greg Cole and partner Rene Alvarez of Chicago, Illinois and his step-son Mike Townsend and wife Sylvia Townsend of San Diego. Fred was also a loving grandfather to Bailey and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Fred was pre-deceased by his parents Dorothy and Ray Cole, his sister Donna and his step-daughter Michelle Townsend.
Fred was a devoted Seventh Day Adventist. Fred graduated from Loma Linda Academy in 1956. He became a licensed land surveyor and in 1978 proudly founded Cole Surveying with his good friend Ted Fike. Fred enjoyed his many years as a land surveyor, and also enjoyed traveling throughout the world, including most of Europe as well as favorite destinations such as Las Vegas, Chicago, Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, San Francisco and San Diego. He loved to share a gourmet meal and a fine bottle of wine with friends and family.
Although Fred’s spirit passes on to a better place, he will be sorely missed and remembered by those of us fortunate to have known him.
Fred’s memorial service burial is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12th 2016 at 1 pm at the Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary, 24145 Barton Road, Loma Linda, California. Phone (909) 825-3024.