Leta Jo Cox Leta Jo Cox, age 71, from Visalia, California passed away on May 7th 2014. Leta was born January 21, 1943 in Leslie Arkansas to Joseph William Carpenter and Elsie Lee Massey Carpenter. She graduated From Mt. Whitney high school in 1961. On March 24, 1961 Leta married Carter Lee Cox in Visalia, California. Together they had three daughters, Laurie Ann, Cheryl Jeniene and Anessa Dawn. During their 53 years of marriage Carter and Leta sang and performed in their own band, they enjoyed traveling in their RV and spending time with their friends and family. Leta enjoyed cooking and when you went to visit she made sure you never left the house hungry. Leta was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. She was loved by those who knew her and she will be forever in our hearts. Leta was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elsie Carpenter and her daughter, Laurie Ann. In addition to her loving and devoted husband Carter, Leta is survived by her children Cheryl Russell and husband Eric of St. Paul, Oregon and Anessa Chilton of Albany, Oregon. She is also survived by her grandchildren Erica Russell and fiancé Mathew McKillip, Katie Baker and husband Tyler, Hannah Chilton and Emily Chilton, great grandchildren Evan Russell, Michael Russell, Jacob McKillip, Gage Baker and Reagan Baker, sister Patricia Hampl of Tangent, Oregon and Nephews Joe Hampl, Patrick Hampl and Randall Hampl. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, May 14, at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel in Visalia between 4 and 7 pm. Services will take place on Thursday, May 15, at 9 am at Salser and Dillard with graveside services to follow. A memorial tribute may be offered by logging onto www.salseranddillard.com
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127 East Caldwell Avenue Visalia, CA 93277
Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on May 14, 2014