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Patricia Boadway Cox

Patricia Boadway Cox passed away peacefully at home on February 15, 2014, at age 92. Born March 6, 1921 in Pasadena, CA, she grew up there with her younger sister, Janice, and parents, Walter M. and Beth Frost Boadway.

Pat earned her BA and MFA degrees from Mills College. After graduation, she worked as a graphic designer until she married Dale W. Cox on February 19, 1946, a loving union that lasted until Dale's passing on June 25, 2013.

With her husband a naval aviator on an astronaut path, the young family moved continuously. While never abandoned, art took a back seat for Pat, who concentrated on her marriage and then being mother to three active sons, while settling into many various residences. However, when Dale retired, they bought a house in Palos Verdes and lived there for the rest of their lives. In PV, Pat began to have more time for her art pursuits.

"Pat is the mother of us all" became a catchword among her fellow artists, students and friends, as Pat always willingly took time out to help with advice or sharing her seemingly never-ending font of information. She was a voracious reader and apparently remembered everything she encountered, generously sharing this talent with answers to our questions before we all had Google to consult.

She successfully pursued paths between traditional watercolor and oil, and moved on to collage, mixed media and assemblage. This latter field led her to a higher and higher reputation with requests from major art venues who wanted to exhibit her work and bestowed many awards.

Pat served frequently as a juror for the National Watercolor Society as well as many otherart organizations. In 1975 she was a judge for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. She served on the Los Angeles Art Association's Board for seven years. From 1982 -1985 she served as exhibition chair for the Palos Verdes Art Center and co-curator of Exhibitions
from 1985—1987.

Pat's work has been included in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Foundation, Carnegie Hall, LACMA Art Rental and the Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair. Her titanium sculpture is on long term exhibit at the Mercer Island WA. Community Center. Her work has been purchased by many museums and private and corporate institutions.

Pat is one of life's irreplaceable cast of characters to all who knew her, and is survived by her sister, Jan Hogan; three sons, Brian, Dale III, and Gary (Karen); daughter-by-choice Penelope; and grandchildren George, Dylan, Courtney, Lily, and Alden. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 13, 2014
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