|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1919|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 2006|
Alma Tenney Cox, beloved wife of the late Dr. James C. Cox Jr., died in her home on Oct. 25, 2006, from respiratory failure. She was born on April 6, 1919, in Sand Run, W.Va., to the Rev. Albert and Viola Tenney. As the eldest of 11 children, she learned to love unselfishly, give graciously and take responsibility early. She and her husband of 60 years traveled the world together, exploring and meeting interesting people from the Holy Lands, China, Iraq, Europe, Russia, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. Her education includes a B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan and a M.Ed. from West Texas State University. Over her lifetime as an English teacher and science educator, she taught all subjects and all 12 grades from algebra and chemistry to French and Spanish. Her versatile teaching skills were employed in schools in Floyd County, Va, Summersville and Lewisville, W.Va., the Embassy School in Baghdad, Iraq, Tulsa, Okla., and Plainview, Texas. As an active community member, she was named Woman of the Year and president of Plainview Federated Women's Club, recipient of Woman of Distinction by the American Association of University Women, president of Gamma Iota and Epsilon Alpha Chapters of Delta Kappa Gamma, secretary of Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and member of Hale County Retired Teachers and Hale County Historical Society. She authored the book "Birds in Plainview." Besides growing minds, she enjoyed growing flowers, plants and trees. Her other avocations included oil painting, reading, traveling, tatting and crocheting.
Viewing and visitation in Fort Worth was held Oct. 26 at the Baumgardner Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Additional viewing and visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Buckhannon, W.Va., on Oct. 30 from 1-3 p.m. with funeral services at 3 p.m.
She is survived by her siblings, Wilda Chenoweth, Meta Harrison, Agnes (Peggy) Payne, Jean Warner, Albert Tenney, Paul Tenney, Tommy Tenney and Bettie Garvey; and her children, James Carl Cox III, Joseph Merrells Cox II, Alma Lee Cox Humphrey, Elizabeth Susan Cox Unger and Albert John Cox. Alma Cox had 10 wonderful grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, TX, First United Methodist Church, Plainview, TX, or First United Methodist Church, Buckhannon, W.Va.
Published in the Plainview Daily Herald from 10/29/2006 - 10/30/2006.
Created by: Janice Williams Langley
Record added: Nov 15, 2006
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