Gene Cox

Obituary
  • "We will forever remember the exceptional human being. R.I.P."
    - Familia Nobre
  • "I am deeply saddened to hear of Gene's passing. My thoughts..."
    - Mike Byers
  • "I refuse to believe Geno is gone. Way too much life force..."
  • "Dulce, Barbara and I are so sorry for your loss. I have..."
    - Tim & Barbara Koth
  • "Dulce, my thoughts and prayers go out to you. Gene was such..."
    - Angela Anderson

Gene D. Cox, 64, passed away on Jan. 20, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska.
Gene was born in Kansas and spent his teenage years in Reno, Nev. As a young man, Gene traveled to Alaska and fell in love with the state. He lived in Fairbanks until 1992, when he moved to Anchorage.
He met his wife of 25 years, Dulce Nobre, in Alaska and they were married on the sandy beaches of Jamaica. They made their home in Anchorage.
Gene retired in 2015 from the Alaska Department of Transportation, where he started in the late 1970s as a surveyor and worked for many years as a Lead Grade Inspector.
He worked on some of Alaska's most ambitious road and bridge construction projects, including the Whittier Tunnel and others throughout Southcentral and the Interior. He had a unique ability to communicate with and willingness to mentor co-workers and left a lasting professional legacy.
Gene was an avid traveler. He traveled throughout the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
He never met a stranger and was well loved by many. He had a gentle and strong sense of humor. He and his trusty dogs had many adventures in Alaska's wild spaces.
Gene was preceded in death by his father, Lester Cox; mother, Myra Hollingsworth; and brother, Danny Cox. Gene is survived by his wife, Dulce Nobre; brother, Stacy Cox of Altoona, Kan.; sister, Michealle Vanderpool of Atlanta, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
Gene's favorite charity was . In lieu of flowers, donations to or Providence Hospice in Gene's name would be appreciated. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.legacyalaska.com.
Heartfelt thanks go to Providence Hospice and Hospital staff for their kind service.
Family and friends will gather at a later date to scatter Gene's ashes and to celebrate his life.
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Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home
11621 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99515
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 28, 2018
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