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 Helen Mary <I>Putnam</I> Cox

Helen Mary Putnam Cox

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 11 Oct 2016 (aged 92)
West Valley City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 146559 · View Source
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Helen Mary Cox nee Putnam was born January 20th 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Clarke William and Emily Pearl Love Putnam. She was the 5th child in a family of 8. She grew up in the Rose Park area of Salt Lake City. She graduated from West High School and worked at various jobs, her favorite, at the retail clothier, Z.C.M.I.
She married William Emerson Cox on June 1st 1944 in the Salt Lake Temple. After she married, she and her Bishop husband settled in Woodruff, where she became a wonderful homemaker and mother of 6 children. She worked alongside her husband helping at the family ranch and driving the mail route. In the late ‘40’s and early ‘50’s she worked for the Air Defense, identifying planes and reporting them to Ogden as they flew over Woodruff.
With her beautiful singing voice, she sang in the ward choir and with The Singing Mothers group. She served in all the ward organizations and also served on the Primary and Stake Relief Society boards. She especially loved little children and her calling as Jr Sunday School Coordinator. She worked as a den mother and PTA president. In April of 1981 she and Emerson were called to the Tampa Florida Mission. They were assigned to the Visitors Center at the Deseret Ranches. She was a loving and kind person, charitable to all but especially her children and grandchildren.
Helen Mary Cox was preceded in death by her husband Emerson, parents and siblings, Margie, Zella, Bill, Fern, Dave, Arvilla and Valois.



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  • Maintained by: Adrienne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Mary Putnam Cox (20 Jan 1924–11 Oct 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146559, citing Woodruff Cemetery, Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Adrienne (contributor 47022212) .