|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1917|
Big Horn County
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 2003|
Oct. 17, 1917 – April 25, 2003
Mable Cox, 85, formerly of Cowley, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Powell Nursing Home.
Mable was born to Ernest Alfred Taylor and Laura Ann Ballard Taylor in Lovell on October 17, 1917. She was 5 years old and her brother, Kenneth, was 3 years old when their mother died. Mable was raised by her grandparents in Salt Lake City, spending her summers with her aunts and uncles. She received her education at West High School in Salt Lake City and then went on to beauty school.
She married Joseph Earl Gividen on June 1, 1936, in Mapleton, Utah. They were later divorced. She supported her two daughters waiting tables in Lovell at the Rose Bowl Café. On June 2, 1945, in Cody, she married Basil (Brig) Hugh Cox. They lived in Lovell for the next nine years spending the summers on the Big Horn Mountains at their sawmill camp, with Brig's brothers and families.
For the next 20 years, Mable moved her family from one town to the next as Brig helped to build LDS chapels. Home then was all over the Big Horn Basin, the Puget Sound, and eastern Washington State. In 1974, until her death, Mable made the Big Horn Basin her home.
Mable loved to garden and cook. She took her talents from sawmill crews, restaurants and school cafeterias to wedding cakes and Christmas chocolates. Mable was a plethora of giving and service. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served as president of the Relief Society and Primary and in many other ways. She had love and a smile for all she met.
She will be missed by the many lives she has touched.
Mable is survived by her children, Lauren (Ted) Bryant of Newport, Wash., Earlene (Don) Carey of Thermopolis, Seth (Tamra) Cox of Grantsville, Utah, Virginia (Brad) Nelson of Kirkland, Wash., Terry (Jared) Hepworth of Rexburg, Idaho, Nancy (Jim) Brown of Powell; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Cox of Byron; 31 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucy Cox of Lovell; brother-in-law, Alvord ‘Slim' Cox and LaVene of Clifton, Idaho; sister-in-law, Mildred Cox of Vancouver, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Basil Hugh Cox; brother, Kenneth Taylor; son, Kenneth Bruce Cox; grandchildren, Andrew, Dean, Mark, Jon Lee, Joseph, Natalie and Nathon; and great-granddaughter, Jessica.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 3, 2003, at noon, following a viewing at 10 a.m. at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell. Interment will be in the Cowley Cemetery.
Haskell Funeral Home of Lovell is in charge of arrangements.
Laura Ann Ballard Taylor (1896 - 1922)
Basil Hugh Cox (1909 - 1986)*
Big Horn County
Created by: Lovell Cemetery
Record added: Apr 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50664101