David 'Spud' Cox

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

David Clyde Cox, 58 of Hammett, died Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at his home, following an illness.

In celebration and memory of his life there will be a potluck lunch/dinner and music (bring your own instruments) for everyone at the family home in Indian Cove on Saturday, April 26, at noon (follow Highway 78 from Hammett to Indian Cove, between milepost 94 and 93, turn onto Browns Creek Road, first farm on the left).

David Clyde Cox, or "Spud" as most people knew him, was born in Burley, Idaho, on Sept. 30, 1949, to Clyde Henry and Nellie Jean "Jeanne" Cox.

He attended schools in Camas and Elmore counties and "excelled at just about everything he set his mind to," his family said with pride. "Playing music was an art that he amazed everyone with. He could pick up just about any instrument and out of it would flow a stream of melody (usually bluegrass) that could soothe a soul and get you on your feet dancing.

"He traveled the countryside for a few years before he met and married Maureen Cox and they then moved to Indian Cove. They raised four children among the lush gardens and various animals such as his prized Rocky Mountain elk and Fallow deer. He loved to go arrowhead hunting, searching for lost Indian artifacts and telling stories about his traveling days."

He moved on to the Wood River Valley and then later to Stanley where he managed a hotel with his friend and companion, Diana Robin. In December 2007 they returned to Indian Cove after Spud was diagnosed with liver failure. He spent his last months surrounded by his family and friends, picking on his mandolin or guitar and enjoying being at home again.

He is survived by: his girlfriend, Diana Robin; his mother, Jeanne (Don) Mills; sisters Becky (Rick) Hawes, Janny (Mike) Siron, Debbie (Shane) Jolley, Christi (Kevin) Meservy; his son, Jussom Cox; daughters Sarah (Brad) Wilson and Willow (Abe) Kumaus and nine grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by his father, Clyde Henry Cox, and his daughter, Harmony Aum Cox.