Kerby Cole Kerby Cole

Kerby Cole

Mailing Address:

     PO Box 333
     Clarkston, WA 99403-0333

Phone: (509) 751-1919
Kerby Cole
Updated: May 24, 2010

Ann Louise and I are both retired.  When asked if I am enjoying retirement I usually reply that I now spend all day doing what I used to do during lunch and breaks.  I have been retired for about a year and I think I am still adjusting to life as a retiree.

I really enjoy spending more time with Ann Louise and the grandkids and I certainly do not miss the business travel.  We never seem to be short of things to do and when we run out of work here at the house, we can always schedule another doctor's appointment.

Between home, family, and church Ann Louise and I stay very busy, but busy in a good way. I've learned a lot over the past 45 years and Iv'e come to recognize my Heavenly Father's hand in the many blessings that I have received. 

If I have learned anything over the past 63 years years, it is that life is much more rewarding when it is shared with the ones you love and in the service of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Spouse: Ann Louise

Kids: Ann Louise and I have five children.

       Three sons, Thomas, Donald, and Timothy
       Two daughters, Lisa and Dianna

       Four grandsons: Nate, Jacob, Colby, and Kerby.
       Eight granddaughters: Sydney, Autumn, Brooke, Zoey, Alicia, Naomi, Megan, and Sylana.

We also have eight grandchildren, ages one to ten years old. Being a grandparent is as good as it gets.

In 1986, after 16 years of private practice as an engineer and general contractor, I returned to graduate school to finish my education. I received a Masters in geotechnical engineering from the University of Idaho in 1989 and a PhD in engineering science from Washington State University in 1992. I went to work for the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) in Lewiston and then transfered with them to Coeur d' Alene. In 2000 Ann Louise and I sold our home in Hayden Lake and moved to Lewiston to be closer to our kids and grandkids. I went to work for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (IDEQ) as the regional engineering manager. I am currently the North Central Idaho Regional Adminstrator for IDEQ.

This past spring Ann Louise and I sold our house in Lewiston and moved to Clarkston, where we are building our retirement home. If all goes well we will retire sometime within the next four years. We tell our kids we will retire when our jobs stop being fun!

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