Beatrice Cox obituary (1928-2021) – Ogden, UT

Beatrice Cox died peacefully with her family on June 27, 2021. Known as “Atie” by most of the people who knew her, she was born on August 24, 1928 to John Meyer Jr. and Caroline Margarete Reinke. They lived in the small German community “Clover”, in Buhl, Idaho. She was the 9th of 10 children. Her parents and siblings preceded her in death.

On November 9, 1948, Atie Dean married Brady Cox at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buhl. For the first 10 years of their life together, Dean and Atie lived in various locations in and around Twin Falls County, southern Idaho. Atie worked tirelessly, looking after her 5 young children, helping Dean on the farm and preparing meals for the workers during harvest time. She even found time to sew clothes for the family and bake delicious homemade cakes.

Although she loved the Lutheran faith she grew up with, she cared about the belief that her family should be united, so on January 30, 1958, she was baptized with her as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints elders Son Gregor. The family were later sealed together in the Los Angeles Temple, California.

In the summer of 1959, the small Cox family moved from Idaho to Orange County, California. Atie enjoyed the beach and mild weather for almost 18 years and made wonderful memories with family and friends, but this place wouldn’t last forever.

Another move took place in 1977 when Dean and Atie retired to Apple Valley in the Mojave Desert. Once again Atie found beauty in nature and made many new friends over the next 40 years. The highlight of this stage in her life was a church mission with Dean on the islands of Tonga. They also enjoyed serving and making even more cherished memories in the Los Angeles Temple for approximately 10 years.

Atie leaves behind her five children: Gregory (Carole) from Murrieta, CA, Diane (Carl) Mortensen from Hurricane, UT, Brent (Yvonne) from North Ogden, UT, Sheri Burke from Apple Valley, CA, and Julie (Glen) Clark from Ogden, UT. She has 26 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, beloved aunt of countless nieces and nephews and friend of almost everyone she has met.

The funeral will take place on July 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. in the LDS Chapel at 1401 Country Hills Dr., Ogden, UT. Friends and family can attend church from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

She will be buried with her beloved Dean on July 29 at 1:00 p.m. in Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518.

Published by Lindquist Mortuary – Ogden July 1 to July 2, 2021.

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