Kenneth D. Cox, 81, of Pueblo, Colorado, passed away Sept. 23, 2006. He was born in Forestburg, Texas on June 9, 1925, to Dr. G.W. and Mrs. Cora Cox. Ken is survived by his wife, Elizabeth 'Sally'; three children, Kendra (Steve) Benson of Midland, Texas, Kristen (John) Coleman of San Rafael, Calif. and Charles R. Cox of Fort Collins, Colo.; grandsons, Paul (Jennifer) Benson and Grant (Jami) Benson both of Midland, Texas; granddaughters, Silencia Cox, Zenna Cox, Jasmin Cox all of Fort Collins and Emma Coleman of San Rafael Calif.; great-grandchildren, Connor Benson, Koltyn Benson and Akaysha Cox; sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Cox of Wichita Falls, Texas; and several nieces and nephews in Texas. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Pete Cox; and sister, Loveta Bewley. He went to school in Forestburg, Texas and joined the Army in 1943, and was honorably discharged in 1945, with a Purple Heart after serving in Italy. Ken retired from the then Colorado State Hospital in 1984, with 36 ½ years of service as a Psych Tech and later a Mental Health Worker II after earning an AA Degree from Southern Colorado State College-Pueblo. Ken was a 32nd Degree Mason and Past Master of Silver State Lodge #95, a member and Master of the Kodash Consistory, and a member of Al Kaly Shrine. Visitation from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main, with the Reverend Suzanne D'Spain officiating. Masonic rites by Silver State Lodge #95 and interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Transportation Fund of Al Kaly Shrine or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colorado 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Sally, Charles and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Our positive thoughts are with you.
    ~Jennifer

  2. Dear Elizabeth, Kristen and family,
    I was sorry to read of Kenneth’s passing in todays paper. He was a kind and gentle man and I will always remember his big smile. I will not be able to attend his funeral service on Thursday, but please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Therese (Cowen) Colalancia.

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