Gregory Michael Cox
1948 - 2020
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On Wednesday May 13th, 2020, Gregory Cox passed away at the age of 72. In the midst of a global pandemic, Greg's bum ticker said, "no thanks," and called it quits.

Greg was born on January 23rd, 1948 in North Bend, Oregon to Alphonso and Ruthia Cox. He was the eldest of four, with sisters Cathie and Becky, and brother Phil. In his teenage years, he may have talked one or two of them into eating dog treats disguised as cookies. Some of them are still mad about that.

After graduating from North Bend High School, Greg attended Oregon State University where he earned his Masters of Science in Geology and met his future wife, Joyce. Greg and Joyce were married in 1972 and four years later had their son, Alex.

Throughout his geology career he worked with Noranda Exploration, Placer Dome, and other prominent mining companies in the Reno, Nevada area. His geology career allowed him to work throughout the Western United States and go on geology related adventures in the less glamorous parts of Canada, Latin America, Africa and Australia.

Outside of work and family, Greg loved reading, yard work, and discovering new hobbies such as wine tasting, golf, sailing, and competitive shooting - although his primary hobby was to drive his wife nuts with each of them.

His parents, Al and Ruthia, precede him in death. Greg was an amazing man who led an amazing life. He is survived by his wife Joyce, his son Alex, his siblings Cathie, Becky, and Phil as well as nieces, nephews and cousins, all of whom will miss his kindness, humor, and mischief-making.

In lieu of a funeral service, a memorial will be planned in the future. Until then, charitable donations can be made in Greg's name to Nevada Historical Society, 1650 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89503, attention Catherine Magee. Arrangements through Mountain View Mortuary.

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Published in the Reno Journal-Gazette and Mason Valley News from May 20 to May 24, 2020.
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May 25, 2020
My name is Jackie Bailey Rojas. I graduated with Greg from North Bend High School in North Bend, Oregon, Class of 1966. Greg was kind to everyone and a lot of fun to be around. I would like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to his wife and family. I am sending a donation in his memory to the Nevada Historical Society.
Jacqueline Rojas
May 24, 2020
Costumes of old miners
Carolyn Crowson
May 24, 2020
Joyce and Greg at CAROLYN's wedding.
Carolyn Crowson
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