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Sharon L (Swygart) Cole

July 1, 1940 ~ July 15, 2020 (age 80)

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Sharon Lee (Swygart) Cole, 80, of Hermiston, Or passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 15, 2020, at home.


Sharon was born in Malin, Or on July 1, 1940 to Gene and Luretta (Musgrove) Swygart. The family moved to Vale, Or in the early 40's. Sharon graduated from Vale High School in 1958. She married Roger Owen Cole on Oct 2, 1965 in Elko, Nevada. They were married until June 2, 2002 when Roger passed away.


Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Sandra Thurston and Kathy Swygart, and son in law Craig Barton.


She is survived by daughter Monica Barton of Hermiston, Or and son Kermit Cole of Lacy, WA, sister Drenda Leathers of Helix, Or, brothers Jim Swygart of Nampa, Id and Allan Swygart of Pendleton, Or, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.


Sharon loved painting and gardening and her family with all her heart.


Due to current restrictions a celebration of life will held at a later date.


For those who wish to remember Sharon in a special way may makes gifts in her memory to the CareVan at Good Shepherd Community Health Foundation 611 NW 11th St Hermiston, Or 97838

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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.

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Arrangements are pending

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