Terrence Jr. Cox

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Terrence Jr. Cox

Terrence Jr. Cox, “Terry,” passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 25, surrounded by his wife of 62 years, Elinor, and his three children.

Terry was born on Dec. 18, 1934, in Chicago, Illinois, to Joseph and Lauretta Cox, so he was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. At the age of 12 he and his family relocated to Tucson, Arizona, where he later attended the University of Arizona, majoring in forestry. This prepared him for a career with the U.S. Forest Service where he specialized in range management which spanned 42 years. After retiring from the forest service, he continued his career with the Contra Costa water district in California, where he worked for seven years before he and Elinor retired permanently to Green Valley, Arizona.

Terry is preceded in death by his son, Michael, brother Dennis and parents Joe and Lauretta.

Survivors include his wife Elinor (Green Valley, Arizona), son Steve (Dillon, Montana), and daughters Nancy (Helena, Montana) and Lauri (Phoenix, Arizona), as well as seven grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

A private service has taken place.