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Of Blessed Memory: Helen Lederman Cole

Helen Beverly Lederman Cole, beloved Granny and GiGi, passed February 26, 2023.

Born in Chicago March 15, 1939, Mrs. Cole taught kindergarten and was a graduate of Roosevelt University where she met her husband Alan (z”l). Together they opened Cole’s Baby News, a children’s department store franchise in Goleta, Calif., Ventura, Calif., and later El Paso, Texas.  In 1994, she and her husband retired to Tucson.

Survivors include great grandsons Ranger and Baylor of Tucson, Granddaughter Tori of Tucson, God-daughter Rebecca of McKenney, Va. and son Ian of Charleston, S.C.

May her memory be for a blessing.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona’s Refugee Resettlement Department.