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Marian M. Kingland Cold, 93

October 20, 2017
Dysart Reporter

Marian Mae Kingland Cold passed away peacefully on October 6, 2017, in Sun City West, Arizona, surrounded by her loving daughters: Jocelyn, Barbara, Sandy. She was born on August 20, 1924, in Joice, Iowa to Arthur and Ella Kingland. She graduated from Northwood High School. During World War II, Marian worked as a welder in Des Moines to help the war effort. She joined the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service -- a division of the U.S. Navy). Marian was a platoon leader and Pharmacist's Mate Third Class in NYC and Washington, DC. After the war, she taught school in a one-room schoolhouse to save money to attend Iowa Teacher's College (now University of Northern Iowa). She studied radio broadcasting at the American Institute of the Air in Minneapolis and hosted radio shows in Minnesota and Iowa. She worked as the Executive Secretary for the Black Hawk Tuberculosis Association in Waterloo, Iowa.

In 1951, she married Keith Cold and moved to Dysart, Iowa. They owned and operated Colds' grocery stores in Dysart and Traer. In 1970, they moved to Storm Lake, Iowa where they operated Colds' Super Valu. In 1986, they relocated to Sun City West, Arizona where she became one of the top rated real estate agents with Ken Meade Realty.

Volunteering was an important part of Marian's life, and she was the Chair of the Buena Vista County Republicans, a Girl Scout leader(all three daughters were Girl Scout leaders), on the Executive Board of Girl Scouts of Iowa, and on the State Board for Iowa Public Broadcasting. She was involved with her churches as Superintendent of Sunday school for the Dysart United Methodist church and later as a deacon in the Storm Lake Presbyterian Church. She was an avid golfer and excellent bridge player.

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Marian was dedicated to and deeply loved by her family: her daughters and sons-in-law: Jocelyn and Darryl Glatthorn of New Canaan, CT, Barbara and Tim Clarity of Minneapolis, MN and Sandy and Rich Shapero of Woodside, CA and her beloved granddaughters, Amanda and Isabel Glatthorn, Katherine and Elizabeth Clarity, and Sky and Summer Shapero. She is survived by her sister, Dody Kingland McElhinney of Zephyr Hills, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Keith Wilson Cold, her parents, Art and Ella Kingland, her sister, Donna Norland, and her fiance, Charles Steinbrecher.

Marian will be interred with her husband, Keith, at the National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, AZ. A private family service will take place in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

Donations may be made to the Girl Scouts of North America, P.O. Box 5046, NYC, NY 10087-5046 or www.girlscouts.org or sent to Sandy Cold Shapero, Box 620431, Woodside, California, 94062. She will be deeply missed by all of us.

 
 

 

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