Oct. 7, 1937 – Dec. 19, 2012
A memorial service for Patsy Fern Fowler Cox of Basin, formerly of Lusk, will be held at a later date. Pat, 75, died at the Wyoming Retirement Center on Dec. 19, 2012.
She was born Oct. 7, 1937, in Callaway, Neb., the daughter of Robert and Leta Stairs. She spent her childhood in Ord and Cairo, Neb.
She married Ervin M. Cox July 24, 1954. The couple has two daughters and son who died in infancy. They lived in Shelton and Grand Island, Neb. The couple divorced in 1962.
She married Ronald O. Fowler Dec. 24, 1963. They resided in Grand Island and Aurora, Neb., until they moved to Lusk in 1973. Ronald died in 1987.
She remarried Ervin Cox July 12, 2009. They lived in Lusk until they moved to the Wyoming Retirement Center in 2010.
Pat enjoyed he many friends and family and was a devoted “Grammy” to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and foster grandchildren. She was a good cook, seamstress, nurse and waitress and was always involved in community projects. She enjoyed cooking, camping and gardening.
Pat was a member and two-time president of the Lusk BPO Does Drove 64. She was also an officer in the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary in Nebraska and Wyoming.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents; her second husband Ronald Fowler; infant son Robert David Cox; three sisters, Barbara Stairs, Linda Ramirez and Janet Blaise; an infant grandson and three nephews.
She is survived by her husband Ervin Cox of Basin; two daughters, Rhonda Stone and Dixie Blaney; foster daughter Tennille Henry of Lusk; stepdaughter Charlotte of McCool Jct., Neb; two brothers, Gary Stairs of Alliance, Neb. and Jim Stairs of Boise, Idaho; one sister, Connie Cowles of Alliance, Neb.; step-sister Mary Coe of Boise, Idaho; stepbrother Bill Cox of Salt Lake City, Utah; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.