Carol Ann Cole Rauch

May 16, 1934 –July 20, 2015

Rauch, CarolCarol Ann Cole Rauch, 81 was born May 16, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of John H. and Anna Cole. She went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 20th, 2015 after a brief illness. Carol was a wonderful Christian woman who loved her family and friends and always put others first. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her father, mother, sister Linda Cole and husband of 50 years, David L. Rauch Sr. David and Carol were married August 15, 1952. She is survived by her two sons and one daughter who were the joy of her life, David Rauch, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Stillwater; daughter Diana Rippy and husband, Steve and Darren Rauch and wife, Trevy of Edmond. Carol is also survived by her brother, John Cole and wife Becky and their children Brian Cole and Laura Peacock, 6 grandchildren; Matt Rauch, Melissa Davis and husband Kyle, Tyler and Natalie Rippy, Kalyn and Trevor Rauch and many other family members and friends.

We loved Carol dearly and although she will be missed on earth we all look forward to joining her in heaven someday. Celebration of life for Carol will be held on Friday, July 24th at 10:00 A.M. at Matthews Funeral home. This will be an informal get together.

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  1. Dear David Lee, Diana, Darren and families,

    Am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a most kind hearted soul.

    You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Am glad to have seen her at lunch several weeks ago. However, was not ready for this.
    We will always hold her close in our memories.

    Sincerely,

    Steph

  2. Carol & I first met at Church camp in the 7th grade. Then at Classen Highschool & being K.E.Y. sorority sisters while there. Many adventures & much fun, with Carol quite often the life of the party. Many fun trips to OKC with Carol being the gracious hostess & activity planner. What precious memories I’ll have forever.

    Her family was always first with her. She loved each of you so much & cherished her time with you—even to long-distance computer games.

    You should each take heart in her special love for you. I watched from afar & saw your loving care of her. Thank you for that!

    But, best of all, we know she loved the Lord & where she is right now & we will see her again some day. I pray for blessings for you & comfort in your loss.

    Love, Ann & family

    -Ann Kerr Dutton, Mckinney/Dallas, Texas

  3. My sincere condolences to the Cole/Rauch families. Carol was always kind to me and I enjoyed her company. In fact, both families were respectful of me and mine. My husband enjoyed some great years at the Cole Company and was grateful for his superiors and colleagues. Mr. Cole was a mentor to Delbert in his early working days and Delbert spoke highly of him.

    I am grateful for the years of employ and friendship that were extended to us.
    Carol was always warm and welcoming. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.

    Phyllis Nichols

  4. Dear John, David, Diana, Darran

    My heart goes out to all of you and your family’s. I loved Carol. I am so glad I spoke to her around her last Birthday. We always had that in common with each other. I was a year older that her. I will always treasure the time we spent together. If I lived closer I would have loved to visit her frequently. Our visits where never long enough as I lived in California. When I moved to Colorado she & David did come to visit me. I went to Oklahoma every chance I could.

    I wish I could be at her service tomorrow.

    I am so grateful to Mathews to share the service on the internet.

    Love to all, LauraNell Hogan Erickson

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