HUNTINGTON - Dessia Taylor Cox returned to her heavenly home on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the age of 85 at her home in Huntington.
Dessia was born March 5, 1923 in Draper to James A. Taylor and Marintha Deseret Harrison. She married Allen Reve Cox on Nov. 27, 1941 in Evanston, Wyo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dessia served in the Relief Society, young women's program and the Primary at various times in her life.
She raised her family in Hiawatha, where her husband, Allen, was a miner. They later moved to Huntington, where she spent the remainder of her life.
Dessia loved to cook, often tempting family and friends alike with some special recipe. She loved her beautiful flower garden and was comforted in her final days with a bouquet of some of her favorite blooms. She enjoyed crocheting; creating beautiful beaded doilies and crocheted slippers for her grandchildren.
Quite the fisherman, Dessia could give even the best anglers a run for their money.
More than anything else, the greatest love of Dessia's life was her family, many of whom were able to visit her in the days before her death.
She was surrounded by loved ones as she left this world behind. Each of her family members take with them a lifetime of memories
She is survived by her three children, James (Claudia) Cox, Lehi; Paul (Nelly) Cox, Logan; and Vicky (Claron) Durrant, Huntington; 16 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Wanda Kinzer, Sandy; and one sister-in-law, Doris Brown, Murray. Dessia was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Allen; four brothers, one sister and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be Saturday, July 26, at 1 p.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. Viewing will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday before the funeral. Interment will be in the Huntington City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary.