Jo Ellen (Smith) Cox, 77, of Sun City, Ariz., went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, at her home in Sun City. Jo Ellen was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Susanville, Calif., to Floyd and Margie Smith. She graduated from Lassen High School (Susanville, Calif.) in June of 1955.
On Oct. 17, 1957, Jo Ellen married Robert Cox and was blessed with two children, Margie and Dean. Jo Ellen was a devoted wife and mother who loved spending time with family and friends.
From 1957-1974, Jo Ellen lived in many different places in the U.S., such as Virginia, Washington and California, to different places overseas such as Taiwan and Okinawa, while Robert served in the Navy. When Robert retired from the Navy in 1974, He and Jo Ellen settled in Hood River, Ore., with their children and other family. In 1994 she and Robert moved to Arizona, making their home in Sun City.
Jo Ellen enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting and crocheting. She will be remembered as a very loving and caring wife and mother.
Jo Ellen is survived by her husband, Robert; son Dean, and daughter-in-law, Debbie. She is also survived by her five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren in Oregon and Arizona.
Memorial services will be held at Grace Bible Church on Monday, Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. Condolences may be left for the family at advantagefunerals.com.
Condolences are being received online.
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