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Glen Cole

Glen Cole, a resident of Virden, New Mexico, entered into rest Sunday, April 5, 2020. He was 59. Glen was born in Silver City, New Mexico, on July 19, 1960. He grew up the older brother to Ross, and the son of Mayrice and Tom Cole. He was a difficult child in that he preferred to do his own thing rather than what anyone else wanted. He loved to go hunting and he also loved motorcycles and had the bumps, bruises, and permanent divots in his legs to prove it. He attended Silver City schools. School is where he met Gay when she moved to Silver City with her family. He had an interest in welding and went to Eastern New Mexico College and received a degree and a certificate in Boilermaker Welding. This took him to Texas to weld oil pipeline and eventually brought him back to Silver City to work for Phelps Dodge. Glen and Gay were married on April 2, 1982. Soon after, due to work changes, they moved to Morenci. They were able to purchase a home in York. There they raised 3 awesome kids; Amanda, Tanya, and Levi. Glen was New Mexican to the core; he couldn’t wait to move back so he and Gay bought land in Virden and built their dream home. He worked at Phelps Dodge Morenci in the mine as a Journeyman Welder and then worked his way up to Supervisor and Contractor Management. He left FMI to go to the Congo to work for 4 years. He then pursued a job in the Philippines. Glen and Gay got to do a lot of traveling as he pursued his career overseas. We knew he was having the time of his life exploring and doing new things. In 2018 he came home from the Philippines. He once again found himself getting a job, just driving semi around Southern Arizona and New Mexico for a local company. He enjoyed that but soon FMI called and he went back to work for the mine. Glen enjoyed the outdoors, but the ultimate fun was spending time outdoors with his grandkids. Reagan, Travis, Kaela, Bailey, Jace, Corbin and Thomas kept him young at heart. They loved to hunt, fish, cliff jump, eat, and even climb with their Granddad. Private family graveside services for Glen will be conducted Thursday, April 9, 2020, at the Virden Cemetery. Those who would like to attend the services via Facebook Live can join on Vining Funeral Home's Facebook page at 10:00 a.m.

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Just learned of Glen's passing this morning. So sorry to hear this. I considered Glen a friend in high school. He drove that red VW and one snowy day he couldn't get to his trap line so he asked me to take him up in my Jeep. We found a coyote trapped and Glen forgot his gun so he dispatched that coyote with a club and his bare hands. It was the most hardcore thing I witnessed as a kid. I liked Glen. He was genuine, hardcore, and nice. So sorry I didn't get to meet up again and swap stories. My condolences. - Barin H. Beard

Barin Beard May 25 2020 12:00 AM

Just learned of Glen's passing this morning. So sorry to hear this. I considered Glen a friend in high school. He drove that red VW and one snowy day he couldn't get to his trap line so he asked me to take him up in my Jeep. We found a coyote trapped and Glen forgot his gun so he dispatched that coyote with a club and his bare hands. It was the most hardcore thing I witnessed as a kid. I liked Glen. He was genuine, hardcore, and nice. So sorry I didn't get to meet up again and swap stories. My condolences. - Barin H. Beard

Barin Beard May 25 2020 12:00 AM

Gay, Amanda and Family, I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences, thoughts and prayers. Although I knew him for a short time, I have always considered your family as my friends. He was always genuine and I loved that about him!! Coach Hamilton

Pete Hamilton Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Gay, Amanda and Family, I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences, thoughts and prayers. Although I knew him for a short time, I have always considered your family as my friends. He was always genuine and I loved that about him!! Coach Hamilton

Pete Hamilton Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Gay, saddened to hear of your loss. My condolences. Bill Martin

Bill Martin Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Gay, saddened to hear of your loss. My condolences. Bill Martin

Bill Martin Apr 16 2020 12:00 AM

Gay and Amanda I am so very sorry for your loss. Glen was always bigger than life, he made an impression on everyone he met,his presence will be missed. My heart goes out to you both.

Julie Forgach Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM

Gay and Amanda I am so very sorry for your loss. Glen was always bigger than life, he made an impression on everyone he met,his presence will be missed. My heart goes out to you both.

Julie Forgach Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Cole family in the loss of Glen. Keeping you all close to my heart, love you guys. Sharon

Sharon Joyce Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

Gay, we are deeply sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our prayers. Eddie & JoAnne Tellez

Eddie Tellez Apr 9 2020 12:00 AM

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