Janice K. Cox
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Cox, Janice K.
age 77 of Phoenix, Arizona passed away March 27, 2010 of natural causes in Paradise Valley Hospital. Jan was born in Manchester, New York, daughter of Agar and Kathryn; moving to Chandler, Arizona as a teenager where Jan graduated from Chandler High School. Upon graduating High School, Jan graduated from Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, where she worked as a nurse until marrying James T. Cox and starting a family. Her children are Thomas Cox, Deborah Thorpe, Ted Cox and Wendy Cox. Jan had three grandchildren, David Cox, Nicholas Thorpe and Maggie Thorpe. Her husband Jim passed in April of 2006. Jan's only sibling, her older sister Maxine Laroux still lives in Tempe with her husband Phil. Jan was a wonderful mother and friend to everyone she met. She always saw the positive in people and had the most caring heart. After her children were grown, Jan went back to school so that she could once again return to the service of others as a Registered Nurse, a career she dearly loved. Jan loved her Phoenix Suns, playing the slots in Las Vegas and playing cards with her girlfriends. She loved words and humor immensely. She will be dearly missed by all who had the good fortune of knowing her. The following is one of Jan's favorite poems. Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will
remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by A.L. Moore Grimshaw Mortuary.



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Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 1, 2010.
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April 3, 2010
Dear Wendy and Family,

I worked with your mother at St. Luke's Hospital in outpatient rehab. She was a joy to work with and the patients loved her. Her smile and laugh will always be remembered by those of us her life touched. I have frequently thought of her over the past years and been thankful for knowing her. Just the thought of her makes me smile!

God's blessings and peace to your entire family.
Joan Smith
April 1, 2010
Dear Wendy and Family,

Your mother was indeed a beautiful lady, and cherished friend, whom I will always hold dear in my heart. I had the honor of doing her hair for quite a while years ago and got her away from those dreaded sets to the freedom of her curling iron, which I fixed regularly. We shared many laughs, stories and tears over the years.. So fondly I remember our times back then. Above all else she loved her family. Although your hearts weigh heavy during this time, as her laughter and love will be so missed, the memories she leaves behind will comfort you, as she would wish them to.

Blessings and love,

Judith Kristen
Judith Kristen
April 1, 2010
Sending you strength, comfort, and love. Your Mother sounds like she was an amazing woman. You are celebrating a life well lived!
Julie Fain
April 1, 2010
April 1, 2010
April 1, 2010
Dear Wendy and Family,

It is with great joy I remember your mom... I was honored to have done her hair for some time, years ago, and always fixed her curling irons, having taken her out of rollers and introduced her to freedom from those awful sets. Together we would joke, chat, sometimes share personal stories, shed a few tears and always end things with a hug. She was kind to a fault, sweet and caring and I dearly loved her as a friend who's memory I cherished then and always will. Beyond words she loved her family. I know your hearts are heavy as she was taken too soon, before all the love or laughter was used up, but she gave you great memories to carry you through.

Blessings and love, She will always remain a treasure.

Judith Kristen
Judith Kristen
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