Richard "Dick" Cox
Richard Stewart Cox, “Dick”, was born on December 29, 1943 in Long Beach, California to Earl Eber and Alta Stewart Cox. When Richard was 4 years old his brother Michael was born. In 1949, the family moved to Boise. They lived in Boise for a few months and then moved to Bruneau. His father was a carpenter there and built many of the stone houses in the area. The times Richard spent with his family growing up in Bruneau were some of the happiest times he had. His father passed away in 1957 and in 1959 the family moved to Mountain Home, where he graduated from high school in 1962. During the summers of his high school years Richard worked for Frank Pike in Grandview on the farm to earn money for his mission. Richard was called to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mid-Eastern States Mission in 1963. When he returned from his mission he went to work for Huffaker’s Autobody in Mountain Home. He also worked at Ganger Chevrolet, and Mountain Home Ford before opening his own autobody shop – Cox Autobody. He was introduced to Catherine Susan Taylor by a good friend and they were married on June 9, 1967 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They celebrated 50 years of marriage prior to Susan’s passing in 2017. Richard and Susan were blessed with three sons Roc, Ronald and Robert. He moved to Sunset Strip in 1969 and raised his family and stayed there until his passing on October 5, 2018. Richard loved to spend his free time outside with his family riding dirt bikes, or camping and cutting wood for the cold winter days. One of his favorite trips was when he and Susan traveled to New Orleans for an auto body convention. They also traveled to Nauvoo and Palmyra on their way to visit Ronald’s family in Pennsylvania. Richard held many callings throughout the years of attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but by far his favorite calling was that of a temple worker in the Boise Idaho Temple. Richard was also a member in good standing with the Lions Club of Mountain Home. After retiring, he loved to spend his time in his woodshop creating many marvelous things.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Earl Eber Cox, mother, Alta King (Stewart), and his wife, Catherine Susan Cox (Taylor). He is survived by his brother Mike Cox (Cindy) of Hooper, Utah, sons Roc Cox (Debra) of Nampa, Ronald Cox of Mountain Home, and Robert Cox (Jennifer) of Mountain Home. He is also survived by grandchildren Stephanie Thompson (Mat), Jessica Cox, Aaron Cox, Ronald Cox, Jr. (Jamie), Samantha Downey, Magdalene Downey, Joseph Downey, James Downey, Jordan Cox, Lindsay Cox, Thomas Cox and Richard Skylar Cox.
Services will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 790 S. Haskett Str, in Mtn Home. A viewing will be held from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM, and funeral services will begin at 11:00 AM. The internment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.