Haines, Baker County, Oregon
Ollie Young Cox, 88 of Canby, a longtime Baker City resident, died April 12, 1998, at Canby.
Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Avenue. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be at the Haines Cemetery.
Mrs. Cox was born March 14, 1910, at Hartville, Missouri to Herman and Artie Young. She and her family moved west to Morrow County when she was 8. She was raised and educated in Pine City. She was married to Emery Cox on December 12, 1927.
In their early marriage, Mr. Cox worked on several farms and Mrs. Cox cooked for the crew. They moved to Baker County in 1942 where they began their farming career. Mrs. Cox’s great love was family, homemaking and cooking.
She was very partial to her grandchildren. She was an active member of the Muddy Creek Mutual Improvement Club, the Elkhorn Grange and the Baker County CowBelles Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery Cox, in 1989; her parents; brothers, Bert and Lowell Young; and a sister Doris Young.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Betty and Bert Vanderwall of Haines, Geraldine and Coy Riggs of Lewisville, Texas, Donna and Jack Babbit of Canby and Edward and Jessie Cox of Spokane, Washington; grandchildren and their spouses, Rhea and Jim Patten and Hilda and Bill Knight all of North Powder, Roberta Huddleston of Mount Angel, Tony and Leslie Fordice of Burns, Tina and Chuck Ballard of Union, Cathy Peplinski and Cinda and Tony Higley, all of Spokane, Washington; great-grandchildren, Kristie and Mike Osborn, Wendy and Amanda Haufle, Bert, Miryka and Riley Huddleston, Nicole and Matt Peplinski, Kelsey and Jamie Higley, Mary Fordice and Dalton Tibbs; sisters, Marie Bull and Geneva Mohrland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Haines Cemetery or the Elkhorn Grange through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, Oregon.
Baker City Herald, Thursday, 16 April 1988, Page #2.
Contributed by: Robert Bull