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Colleen Cox

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, our beautiful, kind, loving sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, Colleen Cox, 81, passed away peacefully.

 Colleen was born in Shelley, Idaho on March 24, 1939.  The daughter of Lorna Jensen and Ernest Cox.  Colleen was raised in Idaho and Utah.

 She worked her entire career at Hill Air Force Base with over 30 years of service. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she held many callings.  Colleen was a compassionate person.  She loved volunteering and giving service to anyone in need. She enjoyed reading, traveling, family reunions, and theatrical plays. 

Colleen is survived by her brother; Robert Cox (Louise) of Kaysville, UT; Dan Jensen (Brenda) of South Ogden, UT, and Alice Steffler of Blackfoot, ID.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small family graveside service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery in Shelley, ID. 


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My thoughts are with you at this time.

I had the pleasure of working with Colleen at HAFB. After she retired, I didn't keep in touch as much as I should have though.

I was thinking about her just last week and wondering how she was doing. When I opened the newspaper this morning, I recognized the name right away, although I didn't recognize her picture--she didn't have her glasses on. Once I reviewed the slide show, I recognized her right away. She was a joy to work with. I also remember Diane Wilson who was in some of the pictures. I know she and Diane were wonderful friends. She was even more adventurous than I thought when I saw the photo of her flying through the air paragliding. That's something I've always wanted to do but haven't had the courage. I really enjoyed the slide show presentation.

I went to the Phantom of the Opera with Colleen when it was in Salt Lake City. I remember we stopped at Litza's pizza which was her favorite pizza place. I always think of her whenever I hear about Phantom of the Opera.
She shared a story once about catching a cold and taking some Nyquil to help her feel better. It totally knocked her out and she woke up in the middle of the night with her doors open and unlocked and all her curtains open and the lights on. She said she would never take Nyquil again..

She was a wonderful coworker and friend. Please accept my sympathies. She will be missed.

Doreen Brown May 1 2020 12:00 AM