Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Coxs in:
 • Willamette National Cemetery
 • Portland
 • Multnomah County
 • Oregon
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Audrey E. Pool Cox
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 21, 1916
Armbrust
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 2010
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Audrey E. Cox, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2010, at the age of 93. She was born in Armbrust, Pennsylvania on Nov. 21, 1916, to George and Helen Pool. Audrey was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was proceeded in death by Paul Cox, her husband of 64 years; and is survived by her son David and daughter Kathy Cox; by her beloved niece Margaret VanZant, and by 14 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

When Audrey was still a young girl her family moved to Portland. It was here in Oregon that she learned to love the outdoors, camping & fishing, and especially the Oregon coast. She was an honor student in high school and she went on to earn teaching degrees from both Southern Oregon University and Western Washington University. Audrey & Paul married while Paul was still serving in the army and she put her new teaching degree to good use as she accompanied him from base to base. Even near the end of her life, she loved to tell stories of those times as a new teacher in El Paso, Texas. After the war Audrey & Paul returned to the Northwest, eventually settling in Portland where they raised their family. Audrey was a dedicated teacher with assignments at many Portland elementary schools, most notably at Sabin and Jason Lee. She was proud of her profession and proud of her students, often pointing out that a successful business person or a Portland political figure had been in her class as a grade school student.

Audrey and Paul had a long and enjoyable retirement. They loved to fish the Columbia and to go camping in their RV. They spent many years as "Good Sam" members traveling throughout the West. As driving became more difficult, they loved to take cruises.

Audrey was taught to fish by her father and she was truly one of that 10% of fishermen who catch 90% of the fish. She was very protective of her fishing secret and no one in her family could ever figure out her techniques for fishing success.

Audrey held strong opinions and was very self assured, yet she could often make you laugh and even toward the end of her life she could put a funny spin on an everyday event and bring a smile to your face. She was a fighter, never satisfied with what she considered to be less than the best. She held her head high even as her health deteriorated. She will be greatly missed but her memory will live on in the hearts of her family and those whose lives she touched.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Audrey E. Cox, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2010, at the age of 93. She was born in Armbrust, Pennsylvania on Nov. 21, 1916, to George and Helen Pool. Audrey was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was proceeded in death by Paul Cox, her husband of 64 years; and is survived by her son David and daughter Kathy Cox; by her beloved niece Margaret VanZant, and by 14 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

When Audrey was still a young girl her family moved to Portland. It was here in Oregon that she learned to love the outdoors, camping & fishing, and especially the Oregon coast. She was an honor student in high school and she went on to earn teaching degrees from both Southern Oregon University and Western Washington University. Audrey & Paul married while Paul was still serving in the army and she put her new teaching degree to good use as she accompanied him from base to base. Even near the end of her life, she loved to tell stories of those times as a new teacher in El Paso, Texas. After the war Audrey & Paul returned to the Northwest, eventually settling in Portland where they raised their family. Audrey was a dedicated teacher with assignments at many Portland elementary schools, most notably at Sabin and Jason Lee. She was proud of her profession and proud of her students, often pointing out that a successful business person or a Portland political figure had been in her class as a grade school student.

Audrey and Paul had a long and enjoyable retirement. They loved to fish the Columbia and to go camping in their RV. They spent many years as "Good Sam" members traveling throughout the West. As driving became more difficult, they loved to take cruises.

Audrey was taught to fish by her father and she was truly one of that 10% of fishermen who catch 90% of the fish. She was very protective of her fishing secret and no one in her family could ever figure out her techniques for fishing success.

Audrey held strong opinions and was very self assured, yet she could often make you laugh and even toward the end of her life she could put a funny spin on an everyday event and bring a smile to your face. She was a fighter, never satisfied with what she considered to be less than the best. She held her head high even as her health deteriorated. She will be greatly missed but her memory will live on in the hearts of her family and those whose lives she touched.

A memorial service will be held at Rose City Park United Methodist Church on September 29th at 10:00am. Audrey will be buried next to Paul at Willamette National Cemetery. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Paul Thomas Cox (1916 - 2008)
 
Burial:
Willamette National Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Kristie Moore
Record added: Nov 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61228647
Audrey E. <i>Pool</i> Cox
Added by: LadyDragon
 
Audrey E. <i>Pool</i> Cox
Added by: LadyDragon
 
Audrey E. <i>Pool</i> Cox
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Jim Walls from Oregon
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service