Harvey “Dean” Cox, 65, of Grangeville, Idaho, passed away Oct. 16, 2013, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane from causes related to Parkinsons.
He was born March 15, 1948, to Harvey and Laura Mae Turner Cox in Grangeville, Idaho. He graduated from Grangeville High School in 1966 and married his high school sweetheart, Katherine Long, on Aug. 17, 1968. He served in Vietnam for a year and was wounded in action on June 18, 1969.
After his Army service he returned to Grangeville and worked at Howard's Meat Processing and then the Union Warehouse. He started farming fulltime in 1974 and also raised hogs and stock cows.
Our first son, Mitchell, was born Jan. 6, 1975, followed by Marie on April 24, 1978, and Russell was born April 17, 1984.
Dean loved hunting, training and riding horses, farming and ranching and playing the guitar. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Grangeville and his faith was an important part of his life. He was a loving husband, dad and grandpa, and we will miss him very much.
Dean is survived by his wife, Katherine; son, Mitch (Leslie) and granddaughter, Kenedie Cox; daughter, Marie (Kirstin) and grandson, Colton Jensen-Cox; and son, Russell. He is also survived by his sister, Faye (Jim) Babb; sister-in-law, Barbie Cox; and brother-in-law, Doug Long; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Grangeville Christian Church with pastor, Harold Gott officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie View Cemetery. A viewing was held on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 2-4 p.m. at Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Research or to the Gideons.
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