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Merle Vern Cox

 

Merle Vern Cox, 97, of Coulee Dam, Washington, died in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

She was preceded in death by her son, Larry Green; her daughter, Billie Carol Quintana; and her husband, Paul Cox.

She is survived by her daughters, Katherine and Kristine; grandchildren: Eric, Doug, Daniel, Katelyn, Jim and Julie; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service is planned for spring 2018 at New Pleasant View Cemetery in Kansas.

Merle was born in Yoder, Colorado, and then moved with her family to Pittsburgh, Kansas, in the early 1930s. She was one of 15 children. She lived in Denver for many years before moving to Coulee Dam in the early 1970s when she married Paul. Merle was an avid bowler and card player. In her later years, she enjoyed meals with friends, the wildlife that visited her backyard and spending time with her cat, Kitty Cat. Her friends and family remember her dedication to sending cards to celebrate holidays and special occasions.

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