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Elisha and Linnie are parents of the rest, except Charles/Jerry and Barbara, which are Carl's children.  This is the best I could get from my Mother.

Elisha and Linnie, then are my great-grandparents, Carl is my grandfather, and Charles is my father, Barbara is my Aunt.  the rest are my great-aunts and great-uncles. Betty, my other Aunt isn't pictured here.

This is my immediate family, I'm on the left front (Charles Wayne Cox), my brother Ronald Edward to my left, brother Richard Bruce and sister, Cheryle Elaine.

Behind: my parents Arloine Claire Cox (Burgdorff) and Charles Wayne Cox

Photo taken December 1959

 My Cousin Carl with his family, taken 2006

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Naoma "Faye" Cox (1912 - 2010)

http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/LodiNews/Photos/bcb8ae0e-86c3-4129-87ff-b32ad057ed12.jpg http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/LodiNews/Photos/10770865-d597-497e-bd0d-f93c26defa14.jpgNaoma "Faye" Cox, an amazing 97 year old mother, grand, great and great-great grandmother, passed away late in the evening of March 14, 2010, peacefully and surrounded by loving family members. She was born September 1, 1912 in Sayre, Oklahoma.
Life in that era for many was difficult and Faye's was no exception. Her parents separated at an early age, and while living with an extended family was introduced to and accepted by faith, the concept of Jesus Christ as a personal savior. She was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a teenager and embraced the teachings there after. Faye was reserved yet devoted to her church and religious beliefs.


A homecoming queen in high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Carl Franklin Cox, at an early age. (That's all she would admit to). Together bearing two sons, Charles Wayne Cox, deceased 1980, Jerry D. Cox of Lodi, and two daughters, Barbara "Barb" Cox of Lodi and Betty Schafer of Grass Valley, CA.


As so many families did during that era, the Cox family headed west in search of work, careers, stability and comfort for their growing family. Finally landing in Bellflower, CA after living and working in Arizona, then the Ridgecrest area, Faye found a career in Medical Management, and her husband Carl retired as a career Federal Firefighter/Captain, and died at sea while fishing, his second love, in 1970.


Prior to her retirement Faye found the love of travel, and set out to explore the world, as time would allow, and continued on after retirement. From Burma to Japan, Africa, Russia, France, Italy and numerous other countries. She enjoyed travel and working outside in her garden.
She developed an early enjoyment for driving cars, powerful and sporty models. Her "lead foot" helped her to rapidly and skillfully negotiate the Los Angeles freeway system during employment commutes, and the interstate system on her Nor Cal visits to family and friends, generally speeding in the fast lane. Her last car purchase proved to be a difficult decision, as she liked the Hummer, but for humanities sake, chose a smaller model.


Faye and her special needs daughter Barb, to whom she devoted a life time of care and support, moved to Lodi in the early 1980's. Becoming a member of the English Oaks SDA Church, and then moving into the "village" she continued to devote her organizational skills to the church in different capacities, including caring for and being of service to several village members in the latter stages of their lives.


In her early 90's while on a family vacation and snorkeling cruise, she swam/floated in the waters off the Maui coast, rode an ATV (solo, but flanked by family members) down main street during Red Lodge Montana's 4th of July dog, pony and Cox family reunion parade/show.
Most recently (November) she attended one of several great-granddaughters wedding's in Idaho, even breaking out a few steps on the dance floor.


Grandma Faye was a humble, yet direct, hard working, quick witted, computer savvy, amazingly resilient lady, who enjoyed her independent living, shopping, and until last Christmas, could be seen driving her late model PT Cruiser with the sunroof open and music playing, to the shopping malls, grocery store and her and Barb's hair and pedicure appointments. She loved her family with an unwavering acceptance, her Savior, life, was an inspiration to many, and will be deeply missed.


Faye is survived by her devoted son, Jerry D. Cox of Lodi; loving daughter, Betty Schafer (Elwin) of Grass Valley; life companion/daughter, Barb Cox of Lodi and daughter by osmosis, Barbara Miller of Lodi; grandchildren: Charles Cox (Kim) of Santa Cruz, Ron Cox (Peggy) of Santa Cruz, Rick Cox (Linda) Watsonville, Cheryl Bakewell (Tracy) of New Mexico, Jerry L. Cox (Paula) of Modesto, Carl E. Cox (Debbie) of Lodi, Colleen Cox/Trefz (Delwyne) of Homedale, ID, David Slayter (Lesya) of Crockett, CA, Brian Slayter (Emily) of Grass Valley; great-grandchildren from everywhere: Jay, Amy, Elisha, Amber, Carli, Chelsea, Dylan, Taylor, Travis, Chelsea, and Cody; seven great-great-grandchildren, with one in the hopper.


Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2010 in the Evergreen Chapel, Cherokee Memorial Park. There will be no visitation at her request and Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Donations may be made in her name to the Lodi Educational Endowment Foundation 1210 W. Century Blvd. #26 Lodi, CA 95240-6639.

Please sign the guest book at www.cherokeememorial.com.

 

Published in Lodi News from March 17 to March 24, 2010