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Tempie Reeves Cox

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Lifelong New Mexico resident
Tempie Reeves Cox, 93, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Alamogordo.
Mrs. Cox was born July 9, 1915, at the Reeves Ranch in Elk to William Austin and Eula Magdalena (Woodson) Cox. She married Lincoln Cox on May 22, 1932 at the family home. They lived on the Cox Ranch in Mayhill until 1996 when they moved to Alamogordo. Mrs. Cox was active in the United Methodist Church in Hope; served as a part of the Petticoat Government in Hope; was a member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star; was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service; was among Who's Who in New Mexico in 1962; was involved with Make It Yourself With Wool in Otero County; was a member of both the Mayhill and Otero County Extension clubs; was a member of Farm Bureau; showed items at the Otero County Fair; was a member of the Yucca County and Otero County Cowbells; and supported many school activities with her children. Mrs. Cox was most recently attended the New Heart Cowboy Church in La Luz.
Survivors include her son Dub Cox and his wife, Jenny, of Mayhill; three daughters, Eula Marie Harrison, of Las Cruces, Ruthann Carner and her husband, Ed, of Tularosa, and Shirley White and her husband, Phil, of Kerrville, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Elva Hogsett, Eva Hendricks, Madie Teal, and Thelma Harwell and her husband, Ernest, all of Roswell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lincoln, in 2005; four sisters, Ottie McGuire, Letetia Beavers, Beth Ledlow and Truth Yearwood; two brothers, Lonnie Reeves and Loren Reeves; a daughter-in-law, Betty Cox; and a great-granddaughter, Leah Walker.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at 10 a.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with Clarence "Yunk" Griffin and Charles R. Walker officiating.
Interment will follow in the Piñon Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Cox's grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Jake Carner, Jody Cox, Gary Cox, Johnee Carr, James White, Jess White, Bobby Knox, Jeff Knox, Michael Lattauzio, Sam Snow, Pete Turnbull, J.R. Nunn, Daniel Brunson, and special friends Dr. Brent Aday, Yvonne Oliver and Dan Lowry. Honorary pallbearers will be Mrs. Cox's granddaughters, granddaughters-in-law, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
The family would like to issue a personal thanks to Alamogordo Hospice for their assistance and loving kindness.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Alamogordo Home Care/Hospice, P.O. Drawer 29, Alamogordo, NM 88311; to the New Heart Cowboy Church, 7291 U.S. Highway 54/70, Alamogordo, NM 88310; to the Paragon Foundation, 1209 Michigan Ave., Alamogordo, NM 88310; or to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 N.M. Highway 236, Portales, NM 88130.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 2 to Dec. 16, 2008
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