July 21, 2013 in Obituaries

Obituary: Cox, Robert Oscar

 

COX, Robert Oscar Cox, Robert Oscar, Passed away on July 3, 2013 at his home in Spokane, WA. Robert was born on September 20, 1920 to Oscar Elijah Cox and Neva Wright Cox in Twin Falls, Idaho. His parents moved to Bridgeport, WA when Bob was in Grade School. He married Margaret Jane Crossland on June 15, 1943 and they just celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Robert graduated from the University of Seattle and went to work for Pan American as a weather forecaster in Juneau, Alaska during the war. He was a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. He was stationed in Cleveland, Ohio and jumped at the chance to get transferred back to the Pacific Northwest to Spokane in 1951 and retired 30 years later from the Spokane International Airport Office. After retirement, Bob and Margaret enjoyed extensive traveling with and without the camper. Bob kept his cars fine tuned, washed and waxed. He gardened, was a member of the Moose Lodge and was a community minded supporter of many local organizations. In later years he boasted that he was retired longer than he worked. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother James E. Cox and sister Elsie Bowers. He is survived by his two sons, James F. (Lois) Cox and Gerald Cox of Spokane; four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the charity of choice.

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