Cox, Gerald Herman (July 3, 1927 - September 26, 1986)
Gerald Herman Cox
Douglas Budget - October 2, 1986Funeral services for Gerald Herman Cox, 59, were Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the First Baptist Church with Pastor Dan Hickman of the Assembly of God Church officiating.
Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.
Mr. Cox died Friday, Sept. 26, at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas, following treatment at the University Hospital in Denver, of a short illness.
He was born July 3, 1927 in Denver. He was reared and educated in Denver. He attended the Holy Family High School in Denver. He joined the Merchant Marine during World War II.
He married Hellon Ann Brewer on Easter Sunday in 1946 in New Orleans. He worked as a butcher for several years, first in Denver, in Kansas and then in York, Neb. from 1957 to 1979.
In 1979 he moved to Douglas and worked as a roustabout in the oil fields. At the time of his death he was employed by Chippewa Construction.
He was a member of the NRA and was a devoted family man. He loved the outdoors and shooting.
He is survived by his wife, Hellon, of Douglas; two sons, Karl of Monesano, Wash. and John of Douglas; two daughters, Kathleen (Becky) Barrett of Henderson, Neb. and Karen (Teddy) Miller of Douglas; three sisters, Kathleen Burch of Hemphill, Texas, Dorothy Sieger of Biloxi, Miss. and Lola Marie Shepherd of York, Neb.; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bobby.
Serving as pallbearers were Bill Lange, Jerry Gibson, Gerald Steeley, Monte Anderson, Don Van Dusen and Craig Broderdorp.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Nate Ennis, Bud Hoelsken, Shorty Francis, Scott Lindberg, Victor Joy, Vic Nicodemas, A.R. Burch and Frank Brewer.
The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.