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Steven L Cox, 59, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 25, 2023 surrounded by his loving family, after a valiant fight with Kidney Cancer.
He was born on April 16, 1964 in Brigham City, Utah. He was the youngest of 8 children born to Alvord and LaVene Cox. He graduated from West Side High School in 1982, enjoying wrestling, football, and being with friends. He was raised on a farm in Clifton, Idaho where he was taught the importance of hard work, but also valued playing hard.
After serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to San Bernardino, CA, he pursued his education at Utah State University. There he met his best friend, the love of his life, Denise Marie Fausett. The two were sealed in the Logan Temple on December 16, 1986. After receiving his Bachelor of Science, he began his profession as a teacher and coach. Over his 35 year career he taught 1000s of students and athletes, inspiring many to achieve their highest potential.
He was a true leader and served faithfully in many callings including Bishop, High Counselor, Elders Quorum President, Sunday School President, and Gospel Doctrine teacher. Steve had a natural ability to relate to others. He had an inherent charisma and always seemed to know how to make others feel important. This allowed him to be successful in his business and his personal aspirations. He will always be remembered for the many projects he envisioned, designed, and created. He was passionate about the outdoors and could often be found hiking, mountain biking, or exploring the beauty of God’s creations.
Family was everything to Steve. He was a loyal son and spent countless hours of constant care for his aging parents. His life was dedicated to cherishing his wife and children and doting on his beloved grandchildren. He spent his days working with his hands and building projects, playing card games, reading stories to grandchildren, and enjoying multiple outdoor adventures with his family. Steve truly was a devoted husband, loving Dad, and adored Papa.
Steve is survived by his wife, Denise Cox; his children, Cami (Quinn) Hussey; Levi (Krystal) Cox; Miranda (Keith) Bird; Britney (Zerick) Harris; 4 granddaughters and 7, soon to be 9, grandsons; his siblings Marianna Fitzgerald; Clair (Carolyn) Davis; David Cox; Linda (Matt) Zollinger; Leonard (Heidi) Cox; Dennis (Lourdes) Cox; Doug (Emily) Cox.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents Alvord and LaVene Cox; sister Ada Davis; brothers-in-law Bob Fitzgerald and Bruce Brown.
The family would like to thank the many family, friends, colleagues, and classmates who have spent countless hours sustaining, comforting, and supporting. Additionally, the family expresses gratitude to the staff at Preston High School, Franklin County Medical, Franklin County and Advanced Home Health. Also, a very special thanks to Dr. David Beckstead, Portneuf Cancer Center, and the doctors and exceptional nurses at Portneuf Medical Center for their loving and compassionate care of Steve.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Clifton 2nd Ward building, 170 W 1st N, Clifton, Idaho. Viewings will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Webb Funeral home,1005 S 800 E, Preston, Idaho and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Clifton 2nd Ward building. Interment will be in the Clifton Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com
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