I remember Marilyn as a beautiful and kind woman who had a passion for learning. I enjoyed reading about her many accomplishments. My father believed strongly in the importance of libraries and was a strong supporter of the Sioux Falls Public Library. I would like to think this, in a small way, had an influence on her work with the schools in promoting and establishing their libraries. It is clear her work had an impact on an entire generation of students. Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother.
I have many happy memories of Mrs. Cox at her desk in the library at Longfellow elementary. Her love for reading and libraries was inspiring and her influence far-reaching: it propelled me through graduate school and still today animates my college English classrooms. This morning I will tell my students in research-writing that the balance of our semester is dedicated to Mrs. Cox and her legacy, and I'll do one thing each day to honor her memory. We should all be fortunate enough to have teachers like Mrs. Cox and to follow her example.
I was a student of hers at Longfellow and remember fondly her love of reading and libraries! She was an outstanding teacher and someone who really cared. My sympathy to her family
What a beautiful and gracious lady.She Loved her grandchildren and had no problem embracing children of other cultures and back grounds.Every summer she and her dear husband would open up their home and invite their grand children and a couple extra for a weeks vacation.
wow what a great time they would have. They played tennis went shopping and watched old movies. She new how to show them a good time.Her own stories were wonderful to listen too. Marilyn and John would drive to Sioux City to see the Children and she would invite our family to come to their home for a beautiful dinner.The table was always set beautifully.Although her memory had began to wane we will always remember this wonderful lady.