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Betty Cox

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : March 23, 2013

Betty Cox

Betty Cox

A memorial service for Betty Cox, 89, of Kemp, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman.
Cox was born April 5, 1923, to Ruth (Robinson) and Claude Bertrand and died March 19, 2013.
She graduated Woodrow Wilson High School in 1940.
She began working for Southwestern Bell at 17 and retired after 44 years of service. She was in the Yellow Pages Division for 30 years and was a supervisor in the benefit department of 14 years.
She helped establish the Telephone Pioneer Club at Cedar Creek Lake in 1984 and served as president three times. She was the editor and distributor of the Pioneer monthly newsletter for the Cedar Creek Redbird Club, which was sent to more than 300 member.
She was the national director for the talking book program for the blind for two years in association with the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
She received many awards for her outstanding service for the pioneer organization and the Talking Book program. In 1985, she was honored at a National Telephone Pioneer Assembly meeting in Montreal Canada, as being the National Representative, depicting the 300,000 Pioneer Club retirees.
She was also recognized with the Yellow Rose of Texas Award for her volunteerism with congratulation from Governor Rick Perry.
She was devoted to her husband, friends and family of cats.
She was a Methodist and lived her life as a devoted Christian who loved the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband Melvin. They were married for 41 years.

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