On the morning of April 17 Louis Lynn Cox at the age of 79 passed away suddenly of a heart attack while taking his daily walk at his home in Logan, N.M.
Born in Del Norte, Colo., on Nov. 18, 1941, he was the second of six children born to Louis C. Cox and Ruth E. Cox (Ward).
Moving to Arizona at a young age due to asthma he was determined to do the same as anyone else. Overcoming the restrictions of staying away from horses, hay, dust and such he persevered. He helped break horses, hayed, built fences, etc., every chance he could to come back to Saguache and spend time on the Ward Ranch with his cousins in Colorado.
He graduated from Prescott High School in 1959 where he was a member of Future Farmers of America. Working for the Forest Service and Arizona Fish and Game were some early jobs.
On March 1, 1963 he married the love of his life Billie Lee Pennell. Of this union were born five children: Shane (Janet) of Gunnison, Colo.; Tate of Charlo, Mont.; Sabrina of Logan, N.M.; Vern of Gunnison, Colo., and Brishette of Idaho.
Providing for a growing family kept him always looking for better jobs; some of which included cowboy, rancher, trail builder, logger, surveyor, carpenter, bricklayer and heavy equipment operator. At many of which he excelled to become crew leader or foreman. He was always pushing himself to learn more of a craft and not to just be part of the herd.
If there was a challenge, he found a solution or answer to the problem. If he had an idea in his head it soon took form through his hands. There was no quit.
When he was 41 years old he gave his life to Jesus Christ. Having Jesus as his Lord and Savior changed his outlook on life. No longer yearning for perfection and prompted by the Holy Spirit he would share his faith with anyone who would listen (Luke 8:15; Heb 12:1, 2). Praying for his kids and grandkids every morning while reading the Bible was the start of his day.
Earlier he lost his older brother Darol (Polly) and both parents, Louis and Ruth. His surviving siblings are sister Carol (Lonnie); brother Harley; brother Carl; sister Lola (Vance).
Lou will be greatly missed by Billie, five kids, seven grandkids, four great-grandkids, family and friends. “We love you Dad, we will be reunited in heaven.” (Heb 11:16).
A memorial service will take place at a later date.