Darlene Margaret Cole Aug. 12, 1964 – Aug. 16, 2018

Darlene “Goosh-Goosh” Margaret Cole, born August 12, 1964 in Bethel, Alaska passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 16, 2018.
Darlene was the oldest of four daughters born to Alex and Maybelle Rogers followed by sisters Geraldine, Rachel and Sandra Rogers.
Darlene met Harold “Harry” Cole while living in Anchorage in the mid 1980’s. Darlene and Harry were married in April 1988 and had their first of two sons, Steve, on December 21, 1989, and Chad on June 12, 1991. Although Darlene and Harry were separated, they stayed the best of friends to this day.
Darlene found out she had cancer in 2014 never giving in to her battle with cancer, keeping her sense of humor and a smile on her face. During her last years of life, she made the best of it learning to make crafts, crocheting, among other hobbies. But her passion was in the kitchen baking for family and friends.
Darlene is survived by mother Maybelle M. Cowger of Bethel, sisters Geraldine E. Sparks of Anchorage, Rachel M. Phelps of Missoula, sons Steve Cole of Anchorage, Chad and wife Mary Cole of Anchorage, Craig Marshall of Washington State, many Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Darlene is preceded by father Alex Rogers, Grandparents Jesse and Emma Moses, sisters Sandra Jacqueline Rogers, Sharon Gay Nakamara, and Uncle Norman Michaels.