Betty was born on November 17, 1927, in Long Beach, California to Walter and Myrtle (Davison) Hardin. Her mother later married William Stout.
The family, including sister Joyce and brother W. Richard (Dick) settled in Oklahoma.
The Stouts moved to Boulder, Colorado, where Betty and Joyce attended the University of Colorado and where Betty met her future husband, Donald G Cole.
In 1947, they married and had 2 sons. They lived in Lakewood and Greeley before moving to Longmont in 1970.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband Don, sister Joyce and her husband Joe Finley, and son Mark.
She is survived by her son Robert (Betty) of Berthoud, CO. Daughter in law Julie of Loveland, CO. Brother W. Richard (Dick) of Gilbert Arizona. Grandchildren Zachary Cole of Loveland, CO, Lauren Murray of Brunswick, Georgia. Stephanie Schilling of Loveland, CO, and Jennifer Pierce of Berthoud, CO. Great-Grandsons Tylar and Bill Murray of Brunswick, Georgia.
Betty is also survived by several special and loving great-grand children.
The family will celebrate her life privately as requested.