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Elizabeth Cole

1952 - 2020

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Cole, also lovingly called and fondly known as “Toosie”, at age 67 died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey, Michigan.

Liz was born September 13, 1952 in Truckee California. She graduated High School in Truckee and then attended and graduated from Jerry Lee Beauty School in Sacramento, California. Liz had a very successful career as a hairdresser and business owner using her artistic creative talents to take care of her clients. In her spare time, her incredible artistic ability brought her such joy. She was an incredible painter, she designed rings and other beautiful pieces of jewelry, sewed barbie clothes when she was younger, made cards, and enjoyed charcoal drawing. She truly was so talented and her passion showed. Being silly was one of her best traits and her laugh was so joyful and infectious. She also loved music very much. Liz and her husband Merritt moved to Mackinaw City, Michigan in 1985 to make a home and raise their family.

She was preceded in death by her parents Walt and Helen Speeter; her 3 sisters, Donna Eighmy, Margaret Mahaffey and Diane Shearer.

Liz is survived by her husband Merritt Cole; children, Aaron (Rebecca) Cole, Ivan (Theresa) Cole; 5 grandchildren, Austin Cole, Joshua Cole, Nigel Cole, Matthew Lumpp, and Michael Radle; 1 great granddaughter, Caroline Elizabeth Cole; her brother, George Speeter in Nevada; her sister, Virginia Rasmussen in Oregon; niece, Leslie Costalin in Sacramento, California; niece, Chelsea and nephews, Garret and Russell.

A Memorial Service is yet to be planned and announced and will take place in the Spring of 2020.

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