Fay Sorensen Cox was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. on June 25, 1931, and passed quietly away surrounded by family in Vernon, B.C., Canada on March 14, 2007 at the age of 75.
She was married to Frederick Edward Cox for 52 years. She was predeceased by Fred, and one son Larry. She is survived by her sister Vanet Greenspan (San Jose Calif.) sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Sari (Vernon), Bret and Grace (Chetwynd), Jene (Vancouver), and Brad and Julie (Toronto). She has granddaughters Nicole and Michelle and Hilary; and grandsons Earl (and Patricia), and Cody, and great grandson Aaron.
As anyone who was privileged to know her will attest, she lived a rich, varied and colorful life. She carried herself with grace, treated all people with respect and compassion and truly appreciated the simplest things that anyone did for her.
As well as being a wife and mother, she studied interior decoration at the University of Utah, was on the University ski team, wrote for several newspapers during her life, was a pioneer and rancher in the wilds of Northern BC, loved art, sang in the Mormon Tabernacle choir, worked in the Post Office and was a weather observer at the airport in Chetwynd. She taught herself to do upholstery, and she and her husband worked in the upholstery business for years after leaving the ranch.
She was an active member of several quilting groups and the Armstrong Garden club. She found great satisfaction in both of these things in her later years, as an outlet for her creative side, and for the social interaction with the other members of these groups.
Memorial service to be held at 11 am, Sat. March 24 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), at 1506 35th St., Vernon. Simple luncheon to follow.