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Jan Elizabeth Cox

October 25, 1938 — January 19, 2021

Jan Elizabeth Cox

Jan Elizabeth Cox, 82, went to be with Jesus on January 19, 2021 after a long battle with complications from the coronavirus.She was born to James T. and Lyda C. Evans on October 25, 1938 in Oklahoma City, OK. Jan's mother passed away when she was 16 years old and her father married, Emma Sue (Cullins) Evans. Jan is survived by her daughters: Marla Jan and husband, Ken Howeth and Trudi Cox Hicks; grandchildren: Jessica and husband David, Lindsey, Kristen, Chad, Calley and husband Miles, Katy and husband Zack, Sam, Boone and Taylor Elizabeth; great grandchildren: Grace, Ben, Lucy Mae, Eloise, Fisher and Scout-Lily; two sisters: Judy and husband Guy Liebmann and Nancy and husband Al Williams; nieces: Barbie, Jill, Julie, Susan and nephews: Allen and Jimmy; ex-husband Everett and his wife, Carolyn. Her daughter Lori and granddaughter April preceded her in death.Jan was in the first graduating Class of 1956 Northwest "New" Classen High School and followed with one year at University of Oklahoma majoring in Music. Jan was a wonderful pianist playing her favorite composer, Chopin's sheet music and she loved to sing. She was taught this gift from her mother as a child. Her piano followed her, her entire life. She even played her piano at the nursing facility church services where she resided at Tuscany Village Nursing Center. Jan was known for her big ocean blue eyes, intelligence and amazing memory. She was well read and knowledgeable on a variety of subjects. The family says it was like having an encyclopedia around at all times. Her favorite magazine was National Geographic. The summer after her year at O.U., she married Ensign Everett E. Cox (USNR), August 23,1957. They soon received orders to Guam for two and a half years where their new life together was bliss. They snorkeled daily and enjoyed their simple military housing on a cliff overlooking a "million dollar view." On Guam, she received her amateur radio license (HAM operator) with call letters KG6AIA and in the states K5ZHD. She spoke all over the world with her radios. In October 1959, her first daughter Lori Marie was born on Guam. In January 1960, they returned back to the states, and soon thereafter, Marla Jan was born in March of 1961 and, Trudi Monona in August of 1966. Her husband received his pilot's license and soon the family flew: all over the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bahamas. She loved flying and her favorite seat on the plane was the co-pilot seat. As a new mother, Jan started night school at the Central State College in Edmond, OK, graduated and then, earned her masters degree in Special Education. She taught school as a Special Education teacher for several years until she decided to be a homemaker. Jan had an adventurous spirit and loved traveling all over the world to: Guam, Hawaii, Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Israel, Alaska, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Pacific Atolls, Kwajalein, Mexico, British Virgin islands, Bahamas, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, and most of the states in the United States. She loved being outdoors. She enjoyed snow skiing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, backpacking, dancing, and snorkeling on the reefs of: Bahamas, Mexico, Caribbean, British West Indies and the Atolls. Jan was a believer in Christ and walked this life with giving to others, accepting others and ministering with prayer at her every turn. Jan was a very faithful, adventurous, brave and strong woman. God created and molded a very beautiful woman and her name was…Jan E. CoxShe was known to say her goodbyes with these words…."I love you, Jesus loves you and Peace be unto you."In Lieu of flowers, the family asks to consider in Jan's name to helping those in need during this time to:Infant Crisis Services or Red Rock Behavioral Health Services
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Saturday, June 19, 2021

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