On Friday, July 18, 2008 the life of an exceptional man, Hollis Dean Cox, came to a peaceful end. The three people he loved most in his life were at his side.
Born to pioneer stock in the wheat country of Prescott, Eastern Washington on Jan. 29, 1919, “Cox” embarked on an interesting life at an early age. A Dayton, Wash. high school graduate he went on to Eastern Washington University, University of Utah and Washington State University. Cox served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He married Janet Johnson in Spokane, Wash. in 1946, the mother of his three children: Karen, Dean and Dana. The young family moved around the country and world as Cox worked as a school administrator and superintendent.
After a long career in the education world and having touched so many lives, he and his partner and wife of 40 years, Maja, settled in Sequim to experience “retirement” 20 years ago. Cox lived an extremely full life, he knew of our love for him and his family rejoices in the knowledge that he was loved by so many.
Maja and the family will host an open house this Saturday, July 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at their residence, 503 Serpentine Ave., Sequim. Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98362 or to any liberal cause of choice.