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Elwyn "Wink" Gordon Cole

 


On July 1st, 2021, the greatest man and cowboy we ever knew rode off into the sunset.

Elwyn "Wink" Gordon Cole was born August 26, 1934, to Jack and Melinda Murray in Devils Lake, North Dakota. At the age of four, he tragically lost his mother. He lived with various aunts for the next few years and due to the depression, he was then placed in an orphanage where he lived for two years. At that time he was adopted by his Uncle Elwood "Buck" and Aunt Marguerite "Sis" Cole and moved to Dodson to live with them. In his formative years, he spent much of his time with Sis' parents Smith and Maggie...



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