Catharine Cox

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Catharine Susan Taylor Cox, 71, of Mountain Home, passed away at home on Tuesday, June 12, 2017. Funeral services were held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mountain Home on Friday June 16, 2017, and burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, located at 500 North 18th East St. in Mountain Home.

Catherine was the youngest of the nine children of William Robert Taylor and Florence Maud Winch. She was born in Boise, Idaho, at 7 a.m. on the 28th of December 1945, only six months after the Second World War ended.

She grew up in Boise, living on the bench below the airport. She attended school at Hawthorne Elementary, South Junior High and Borah High School, graduating in 1964.

"Susie" enjoyed many activities growing up. She was a Brownie Girl Scout, was in 4-H Sewing for 71/2 years, took tap dancing and ballet classes and was active in church youth groups like drill team, roadshows, choirs, softball and volleyball.

She went to work at a bakery at the age of 16 and worked continually from then on after school and summers. She attended three years at Boise State College. On June 9, 1967, Sue married Richard Stewart Cox in the Idaho Falls Temple.

Afterward, she moved to Mountain Home. She taught second grade at Mountain Home Air Force Base for one year before they started their family with Roc Timothy Cox, Ronald Eber Cox and Robert Wayne Cox. Sue had 12 grandchildren who were the light of her life.

After her youngest son started kindergarten, Sue returned to working outside of the home, helping to provide for the family and support three missionaries. She worked for Campfire Girls, New York Life, DMV and Hirsch’s Department Store before she helped her husband open and run Cox Auto Body, where she did all the books and billing for the company until she retired.

Sue had many hobbies, including sewing, gardening, canning, quilting, genealogy, scrapbooking and yard selling.

Sue was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many capacities in the church including Cub Scouts, Primary President, Relief Society President and working in the Family History Library. Sue and Dick also worked in the Boise Idaho Temple as Ordinance Workers for many years.

Sue is survived by her husband, Richard Cox; her sons, Roc Cox (Debra) of Nampa, Idaho; Ronald Cox of Mountain Home, Idaho; and Robert Cox (Jennifer) of Mountain Home, Idaho; her brothers Morris Taylor (Kay) of Bakersfield, Calif.; Jack Taylor (Anita) of Franktown, Colo.; and Thomas Taylor (Debbie) of Murrieta, Calif.; and her sister Pat Braack (Douglas) of Aberdeen, Wash. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, William R. Taylor Jr. and Floyd R. Taylor; and her sisters, Mary L. Steigers and Barbara J. Westfall.

Thank you acknowledgements to Treasure Valley Hospice, Barbara Keas and Maxine Rathbun.