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Patricia Ann CoxAge: 57 years19251982

Name
Patricia Ann Cox
Birth February 4, 1925
Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, USA
Latitude: N38.7317 Longitude: W82.9977

Birth February 4, 1925
Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, USA
Latitude: N38.7317 Longitude: W82.9977

Death of a fatherDavid Oscar Cox
September 5, 1944 (Age 19 years)

Death of a fatherDavid Oscar Cox
September 10, 1945 (Age 20 years)
Springfield, Clark, Ohio, USA
Latitude: N39.9242 Longitude: W83.8089

Death of a fatherDavid Oscar Cox
September 10, 1945 (Age 20 years)
Springfield, Clark, Ohio, USA
Latitude: N39.9242 Longitude: W83.8089

Death of a motherFlorence Anna Sanders
January 28, 1969 (Age 43 years)

Death of a motherFlorence Anna Sanders
January 28, 1969 (Age 43 years)
Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, USA
Latitude: N27.9659 Longitude: W82.8001

Death of a motherFlorence Anna Sanders
January 29, 1969 (Age 43 years)

Occupation
Registered Nurse

Death May 19, 1982 (Age 57 years)
Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
Latitude: N29.7633 Longitude: W95.3633

Death May 19, 1982 (Age 57 years)
Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
Latitude: N29.7633 Longitude: W95.3633

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father
David Oscar Cox
Birth: November 6, 1902Fayetteville, Brown, Ohio, USA
Death: September 10, 1945Springfield, Clark, Ohio, USA
mother
Florence Anna Sanders
Birth: November 25, 1905Springfield, Clark, Ohio, USA
Death: Clearwater, Florida Moss Funeral HomeJanuary 28, 1969
Marriage: 1924Springfield, Clark, Ohio, USA
Marriage: 1924Springfield, Clark, Ohio, USA
13 months
herself
Patricia Ann Cox
Birth: February 4, 1925Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, USA
Death: May 19, 1982Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
2 years
younger sister

Shared note

Beloved Patricia. Born February 4, 1925, she was known as "Infant Cox " on her birth certificate. Her mother, Florence soon decided to nam e her Patsy Eva, after an Aunt Eva in the Sanders family. She was a b eautiful child, as her photos testify, and as an infant, won a "Most B eautiful Baby" contest, for which she and Florence were forever proud . At age 16, the strong and opinionated "Patsy" decided she wanted t o be called "Patricia Ann" and from that day forward, that's who she w as. Also at 16, Patricia developed a strong interest in Catholicism a nd converted to that faith with wholehearted conviction. She was an ou tgoing, garrulous woman, who excelled in drama at her high school an d participated in many school plays. Her nurturing temperament led h er to attend nursing school at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, althoug h she often lamented that she was never able to complete that trainin g due to pregnancy. She met Harry W. Peters Jr. while at _________, t hey fell instantly in love and were married within two months. Once a gain, her strong nature enabled her to go through pregnancy and childb irth with Michael Allen, until two years later, her husband would retu rn home from war.

She was born to be a mom. Even though she went on to have 3 daughters , Patricia seemed to go about motherhood with much patience and littl e annoyance. She cooked, cleaned, ironed, sewed clothes, kept a perfe ct clean house with little visible effort. Patty was engaged in her c ommunity, had many friends, and corresponded with others on a regula r basis. She was a leader of others and was elected President of th e Women's Club of Warren, Ohio. Patricia also was, for a time, the sc hool nurse in Vienna, and also often worked part-time for some of th e doctor's around that small Ohio hamlet. When in her 30's she attend ed Business College in Oklahoma City and graduated with straight A's . Thereafter, she worked as a secretary and nurse assistant.

When she moved to Egypt, a new world opened to her. Still a young wom an in her late 30's, she loved to travel, shop and entertain. She bec ame a regular May-Jong player with the ladies of Maadi and went on t o become quite adept at Bridge. She was always kind to strangers an d those who got to know her learned of her selflessness and giving nat ure. Her volunteer work and generosity in Egypt gained her many life- long admirers.

In 1971, she and Pete moved to Houston, Texas to be near their childre n, Michael, Susan and Julia, who lived there. She continued working a nd shopping and loved to decorate her home with style, and tend garden . The two of them bought a little vacation cottage in Texas and a sma ll trailer and continued to travel whenever they could. Patricia was l ooking forward to the time in life that her children would be truly gr own-up: After all, her children were to her, the purpose of her life . Things sometimes don't turn out as we plan, and we lost Patricia An n to cancer, way before any of us were ready to let her go. We stil l hear her soothing voice when we need special help; we hear her whist le as we go about our daily tasks and we remember her as though it wa s yesterday, forever.