Dan Arthur Cox, 55, of Sacramento, Calif., passed away at his home on Nov. 27, 2010, after a short battle with Merkel cell carcinoma. Dan was born Oct. 29, 1955, in Bozeman to Arthur Thomas Cox and Lorene L. Cox, who both preceded him in death.
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On April 30, 1989, Dan married Vickie (Finberg) Cox in Sacramento, Calif., who survives him. He is also survived by his three siblings: Connie L. Cox (Joseph Young), Tammy (Cox) Nadeau (Gordon and Angelina), and Terry Z. Cox, (Susan, Justin, (Melissa) and Jason); Uncle Carl Littrell (Bobbie); and several cousins, their spouses and children.
Dan was a graduate of Bozeman Senior High School (1974), Montana State University (BS in accounting, 1978), CPA (Montana, 1979 to present), and Boston University (MSBA, 1981).
Dan began his career as a 1st lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Augsberg, Germany. Dan later continued with a private accounting firm in Casper, Wyo., then went on to spend the remainder of his 30-year career as an auditor with U.S. government, Army Audit Division, Department of Defense (in the U.S. and Germany), and Environmental Protection Agency, Office of the Inspector General (Sacramento and San Francisco, Calif.).
A private burial service was held at the Sacramento Valley (Veteran's) National Cemetery, Dixon, Calif., on Dec. 15, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life memorial was also held on Dec. 15 at 3 p.m., Arden Christian Church, Sacramento, Calif. A reception followed in the social hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions/donations may be made to support Merkel cell carcinoma research, an extremely rare and aggressive form of skin cancer. Please go to www.merkelcell.org and click on "How You Can Help."
Dan will be remembered for his love of family, his cats, trains, travel and his kind, gentle and caring nature.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Dec. 31, 2010 to Jan. 1, 2011