PORT ORANGE, Fla. — Marilyn Ruth Cole Hooper, 79, passed peacefully on June 14, 2014. Marilyn was born on April 11, 1935, in Port Huron, Mich., one of 10 children of the late Harvey Cole and Ruby Gordanier Cole.
Marilyn and husband Russell spent the early years of their married life in Anchorage, Alaska where they resided until 1971 when they, and their five children, moved to Daytona Beach, Fla. Mrs. Hooper was a realtor, real estate developer, and co-owner of Crabby Joe’s on the Sunglow Fishing Pier in Daytona Beach Shores.
She was active in the Cherry Laurel Garden Club, a member of the Halifax River Yacht Club, and enjoyed traveling with her close friends and family.
In addition to her husband of 62 years, she is survived by her children, Sue (Tom) McLennon of Carmel, Ind., Sandy (Jim) Ward of Atlanta, Ga., Sharon McClurg of Jacksonville, Fla., Patty (Bill) French of Ormond Beach, and Rod (Debbie) Hooper of Ormond Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Vern (Ty), Maxwell (Mick), Jack, and Russ Cole. She was predeceased by sisters Jeanne Culbertson, Dorothy (Dort) Douglas, Nina Cole, and by brothers Harvey (Harv) and Dale Cole.
A gathering will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, at Lohman Funeral Home Port Orange, 1201 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange, Fla., with a service of remembrance beginning at 1:30 P.M. A burial is planned at Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar, Port Orange, FL 32129 or the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 4002018, Des Moines, IA, 50340-2018. Condolences and memories may be shared with family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com.