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Elinor Louise Cox

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 8th, 2013

Elinor Louise Cox
Elinor Louise Cox, 81, of Newport, Ore., died of natural causes on Jan. 1, 2013 at Avamere Rehabilitation in Newport.

She was born May 19, 1931 to Leonard and Lyda Derry in Inglewood, Calif. Elinor grew up in southern California, where she met and married Arthur Cox. After a divorce, she raised her daughter, Kathy. Elinor then attended college in San Francisco, where she received her associate’s degree in early childhood development. She worked for a state-run daycare center in the San Francisco area for several years.

Elinor was an avid support of the Humane Society of America, and she was affiliated with the Episcopal church.

She loved animals and doted on her cat, Sassy.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Bill) Neal; brother, Lloyd Derry; and grandchildren, Corey Neal and Lisa Neal.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Union Hall in Toledo, the site of the old Toledo Post Office.

Neptune Cremation Service is handling arrangements.

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