Cole, Georgie Lee

Georgie L. Cole of Hockessin passed away peacefully, on February 8, 2019.

Georgie was the daughter of Russell and Helen Kasparek of Hardtner, Kansas. She graduated from Hardtner High School in 1947 and wed G. Rolland Cole in 1950. The first year of their marriage was spent in The Hague, Netherlands. After Rolland received his PhD in Physics from Kansas University, the young family moved to South Carolina where Georgie flourished in her lifelong career as a homemaker and loving mother. In 1965 the family transferred to Wilmington, DE. Rollands career with DuPont took them to Niagara Falls, New York for four years, and in 1973 the family settled permanently in Hockessin, Delaware. An early and sustained interest in culinary experimentation shaped many years of social interactions where Georgie and Rolland made friends and family welcome to their table and in their home. Her love of gardening contributed bountifully to both her cooking and her home decor. Her keen interest in organic gardening and macrobiotic nutrition was decades ahead of her times and enriched the lives and health of her family.

She was preceded in death in 1977 by her son, Russell Walter, in 2001 by her dearly beloved husband, Rolland, and by her brothers, M. Max Kasparek and Jimmy L. Parker. Georgie is survived by her daughter Georgette Cole (Ernest Kawasaki), her son David R. Cole (Tenley Fukui), and her daughter Elizabeth McClelland (George); and by her grandchildren Rachel McClelland and Russell McClelland. She is also survived by her sisters, Marjorie Holderby and JoAnn Roberts.

Georgie has been a member of Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church for forty-five years. During this time she and Rolland supported the church as members and Stephen Ministers, and were supported by the loving church community in return. Georgie also served as both Deacon and Elder. There will be a private interment at Red Clay Creek Cemetery. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Red Clay Creek Church on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center 2nd Floor Polly Drummond Shopping Center Newark, DE 19711. These kind and caring people eased the transition for both Georgie and Rolland and their efforts were greatly appreciated by the family.