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Patti Cox

Patti Cox 1921-2013 Patricia Ann (Patti) Legan Cox, age 91, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 in Austin, Texas at her home. Patti was born December 26, 1921 in Dallas, Texas, the only daughter of Lee Belle James and Hutchison Cloyd Legan. She was a proud sixth generation Texan, descendant of Ezekiel Smith, a soldier in the Army of Texas, who served in the Mier Expedition of 1842. Patti was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend. Patti graduated from The University of Texas, School of Nursing, Galveston, in1942. Following her marriage to William Murris Cox and the birth of two daughters, she worked for 20 years with the City of Houston Health Department as a Public Health Nurse. Then, a second 20 year career began with the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation as Director of Nursing Services at the Richmond State School. She retired in 1983 as Director of Medical Service at the Fort Worth State School. After retirement and moving to Austin she actively worked in many volunteer organizations. She was a Past President of the Seton Medical Center Austin Volunteers, Honorary Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Past Custodian General and Fourth Vice President of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and Past President of the William Barret Travis Chapter of the DRT. Patti began, and has served as, chair of the SMCA Volunteers Guardian Angels Committee, a group of dedicated ladies who knit and crochet afghans and caps for the babies in the SMCA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This work had been a mission for her for the last 17 years. She was a member of the Austin Woman's Club, Austin Doll Collector's Society, Thankful Hubbard Chapter of the NSDAR, William B. Travis Chapter #3 of the DRT, Oliver H. Perry Chapter of the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812, Margaret Howell Davis Chapter #2418 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, First United Methodist Church, Susanna Wesley Sunday School Class, United Methodist Women, Seton Medical Center Austin Volunteers, P. E. 0. Chapter AZ , a Life Member of The Ex-Students Association of The University of Texas and an avid fan of the University of Texas at Austin Women's Basketball program. Survivors include longtime friend and companion Sunya Alexander; daughters Sally Cox McGraw, Austin, Texas and Martha Cox Hammond, Apache Junction, Arizona; grandchildren , Jennifer Hutchinson and husband Terry, Charles J. McGraw, Sr. and wife Kate, and David W. Hammond; great-grandchildren, Kayla Joy Newman, Patrick Newman, Nicholas Newman, C. J. McGraw, Jr. and Kinley Patricia McGraw. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar in Austin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78759. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com



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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Mar. 23 to Mar. 24, 2013
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