Dale Cox, longtime resident of Pagosa Springs, passed away Dec. 6, 2010, after a short stay at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. He lost a lengthy battle with major lung afflictions from 25 years of mining uranium, and heart disease. He was 69.
Dale was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Paradox Valley, Colo., son of Edna and Marion Cox. He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cox, of Pagosa Springs; sons Everett and Donald Cox of Pagosa Springs, and Dale D. Cox of Havana, Ark.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and sister Jean Parther of Missoula, Mont.
A wake will be held for immediate family and close friends this spring. Dale’s last wish was to be cremated and have his ashes placed in the garden and yard.