On Saturday, May 16, Amelia Kay “Amy” Hogan Cox, loving wife, mother and sister, passed away at her home in Jacksonville, Ala., at the age of 60, after a courageous battle with cancer.
‘Amy’ was born on Oct. 2, 1959 in Colorado Springs, Colo., to A. Grace Hogan and Michael John Hogan. She was the third born of five sisters: Katie, Eileen, Michelle and Mary Beth. She spent the majority of her childhood in Gunnison, Colo., where she graduated from Gunnison High School in 1977. She later moved to Vernal, Utah, where she spent several years working and raising her children. In 1998, Amy and her children moved back to her home state, relocating to Craig, Colo. She worked as the deli/bakery manager at the town grocery store there for several years. In 2005, Amy moved to Jacksonville, Ala., where she met Michael Cox, who became her husband on July 7, 2006.
Amy was the fun-loving mother of five children: Jason Perusek, Auna Perusek Phillips, Tyler Fay, Mary Beth Fay and Kyle Fay. Amy loved her children deeply and they will always remember how much fun she was and all the laughter they shared as a family.
Amy was best known for her funny sense of humor, infectious laugh and strong work ethic. Also, for her red hair and firecracker spirit. She was a very hard worker and always excelled in any job she had. She was also very handy and could make or build anything she had an idea for. Amy had a great love for the outdoors, especially for fishing. She brought laughter and light to many, and always wanted to help others in any way she could.
Amy is survived in her death by her husband, Michael W. Cox; daughter, Auna Phillips and husband, Nathan, of Statesboro, Ga.; sons, Jason Perusek, of Vernal, Utah, Tyler Fay, and Kyle Fay, both of Craig, Colo; grandchildren, Emma Rose Phillips, Parker Brett Perusek, Echo Perusek and Augustus Fay; sisters, Katie Gurnett, Eilieen Bickett and Michelle Klippert; step-daughters, Trisha Cox and Kristin Cox; and three step-grandchildren, Alex, Madison and Conner.
Amy is preceded in her death by her mother, A. Grace Hogan Caldwell; father, Michael J. Hogan; sister, Mary Beth Williams; and infant daughter, Mary Beth Fay.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the St. Peter’s Parish Center, 400 W. Georgia Street, Gunnison, CO 81230, where Amelia considered home. Interment will follow immediately after at Gunnison Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters, 6250 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (www.msfocus.org).