Phyllis Ruth Cole Gette

Phyllis Ruth Cole was born June 15, 1925 in Los Angeles, California, to Armos Christopher Cole and his wife, Manuela “Nellie” Cardinez.  She was the oldest child and had two younger brothers, Rudolph Amos Christopher Cole and Howard Conrad Cole.

She grew up in the city of Colton  and graduated from Colton High School in 1943 and the age of 17 where she danced and played the banjo.  At 19, she married Joseph Eugene Gette in 1945 and they were married for over 50 years until she died in 1997.