Shirley Cox Murdock, age 82, passed away Dec. 6, 2015, at Cornerstone Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. Arrangements under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, in Mountain Home.
Shirley was born Nov. 7, 1933, in Nampa, Idaho, to Theron and Edith Adcock. Shirley grew up in Oreana and attended elementary and high school in Grand View, Idaho.
Shirley was a very thoughtful, kind, and loving person. She would stick by you through thick and thin; very loyal to her family and friends.
She was the best of the best neighbor one could ever ask for. She was always willing to help out, no matter what or how hard the situation.
She enjoyed her ranch life on Pickett, Harts and Catherine Creek and enjoyed the summers over the mountain on Meadow Creek. She was a great cook and loved to sew. She made many shirts for her grandchildren.
Shirley ran a large ranch in Oreana. For nine years, she raised and showed quarter horses across eight states. Shirley and her husband, Oliver Cox, had many prized quarter horses. She belonged to the American Quarter Horse Association, Intermountain Quarter Horse Association, Lower Snake River Association and Cattlemen's.
Later, Shirley and Dennis Murdock were involved in breeding and showing paint horses. In 2004, Shirley moved to Tucson, Ariz., to enjoy her retirement with Henry Vega. They enjoyed going to the casinos and traveling.
Shirley will be greatly missed by her two granddaughters, Dana (Kevin) Donahue, of Mackay, Idaho; and Nicky (Randy) Cacciola, of Severn, Md.; and seven great grandchildren, Kylie, McKenzie and Keaira Donahue; and Kayli, Andrew, Sienna, Nicholas and (unborn) baby Cacciola.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband(s), John "Jack" Frances Nicholas, Oliver Cox and Dennis Murdock; her son John Nicholas and daughter Pamela Jean Nicholas Hunt.