HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 2001-4638, by Representatives Kagi, Edmonds, Fisher, Conway, Cooper, Kessler, Kenney, O'Brien, Talcott, Skinner, Veloria, Dunshee, Quall, Rockefeller, McDermott, Cody, Kirby, Eickmeyer, Lovick, Darneille, Haigh, Doumit, Buck, Lisk, Sehlin, Ogden, Hatfield, Keiser, Mitchell, Tokuda, Edwards, Santos, Schual‑Berke, Fromhold, Jackley, Lantz, Armstrong, G. Chandler, Hunt, Wood, Berkey, H. Sommers, Miloscia, Romero, Ruderman, Morris, Linville, Murray, Dickerson, D. Schmidt, Morell, Ahern, Alexander, Anderson, Ballard, Ballasiotes, Barlean, Benson, Boldt, Bush, Cairnes, Campbell, Carrell, Casada, B. Chandler, Chopp, Clements, Cox, Crouse, DeBolt, Delvin, Dunn, Ericksen, Esser, Gombosky, Grant, Hankins, Hurst, Jarrett, Lambert, Marine, Mastin, McIntire, McMorris, Mielke, Mulliken, Pearson, Pennington, Pflug, Poulsen, Reardon, Roach, Schindler, Schoesler, Simpson, Sump, Van Luven and Woods


       WHEREAS, Former Washington State Representative Grace Cole, who served eight terms in unselfish, distinguished service representing the citizens of the 32nd Legislative District and working on behalf of all the people of Washington, passed away on Saturday, March 17th; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Cole was a loving wife of Carl and devoted mother to Bryan, Ron, Randy, and David; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Cole dedicated her adult life to service to children in her community and throughout the state, including serving faithfully on the Shoreline Youth Services Board, Center for Human Services Board, and the Shoreline School Board for fourteen years; and

       WHEREAS, In addition to her legislative service, Representative Cole served her community in countless ways, including membership in the League of Women Voters, Women's Political Caucus, Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, and the Bothell-Shoreline Branch of the American Association of University Women; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Cole believed in the moral imperative of helping all children succeed and served as their advocate and fought diligently to abolish corporal punishment in our public schools; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Cole was a champion of working people and fought tirelessly on their behalf; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Cole demonstrated unmatched leadership in reaching out to her opponents and energizing her allies; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Cole, our true friend and colleague, provided creative, consistent leadership in inspiring and motivating others to contribute to their community and to reach out to those in need; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Cole will be remembered by all for her uncompromising integrity, her dedicated service, and her love which she so generously gave to all those who were privileged to know her; and

       WHEREAS, Representative Cole typified her name in all she did‑-always serving with genuine "Grace"; and

       WHEREAS, The loss of Former Representative Grace Cole will always be felt, her character will continue to inspire the members of the House of Representatives, and her memory shall serve as an example for all of the very finest in public service;

       NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the State of Washington celebrate the distinguished legislative, professional, civic, and personal life of Former Washington State Representative Grace Cole; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives to the members of the family of Former Washington State Representative Grace Cole.



              I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

              Resolution 4638 adopted by the House of Representatives

                                  March 22, 2001.



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Timothy A. Martin, Co-Chief Clerk                   Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerk