Judy Mae Cox, 77, of Arkansas City, passed away on January 11, 2021.
Judy was born March 23rd 1943 in East Chicago Indiana. The daughter of William and Lola Mae Davis. Her family moved to Arkansas City Kansas early in her life. There she attended all grade levels and graduated from high school in 1961. After graduating from x-ray school at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, she was United in marriage to Ed Cox on September 23rd 1963 at First Presbyterian Church Arkansas City Kansas. Ed was in the Navy and they lived in many places for the next 20 years including Japan. Judy was a dedicated mother and her family was everything to her and always came first. Her first son Troy Cox was born in 1968. Her second son Todd Cox was born in 1974. The family moved back to Arkansas City from Japan in 1980. Ed's job took them away from Ark City for another 20 years living in Missouri, Iowa and Florida before returning to Arkansas City. She loved the history of Arkansas City and always considered it her home.
Judy graduated from Cowley County Community College with honors and continued her education at Southwestern College earning her bachelor’s degree while working part-time.
Judy loved all animals but particularly cats. She was known to take care of all of the neighborhood strays trying to prevent them from harm. She loved art, history, British comedy and all things intellectual. She was very honest in her speech, direct and to the point making sure that she was clearly understood. She believed that education and a vast understanding of language and vocabulary were vital. She knew the definition to words most people had never heard of and she would always win at Scrabble.
She follows her parents, brother Ronald Lee Davis and her son Todd E. Cox in passing over.
Her survivors honoring her memory are her husband Ed, her son Troy Cox, niece Terrielynn Caputo who was more like a daughter to her. She is also survived by Andrew, Pamela and Amy Cox and Michaelene Contreras.
She asked that donations be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. There will be a memorial service and Arkansas City on Wednesday February 3rd at 11 am. Please contact the family directly for details. The service will also be live streaming if available.