Suzanne “Suzie” Cox, 75, of Cabool, Missouri, gained her angel wings on January 25, 2021 and passed after a short illness.
Suzie was born on November 12, 1945 in Roswell, New Mexico, to Edward “Truman” Pierce and Wanda B. Pierce (McBride). She graduated from Roswell High School in 1964 and was honored to be the FFA Sweetheart that same year.
After graduation she moved to Portales and attended Eastern New Mexico University for a short time before marrying and moving to Elida. She was active in the Elida ranching community for several years, Elida was special to her because that is where she met her dear friend, Alma Lyle Bilberry. After her divorce, she moved back to Roswell and worked for Stevens Oil for many years and then attended Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell to pursue a nursing degree.
While at church one Sunday she met her second husband, Marion L. Cox. They enjoyed many years together on their ranch until his passing in 2006. She worked as a registered nurse at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and retired from the State of New Mexico as a public health nurse.
During her time in Roswell, she was a member of the Berrendo Cow Bells, Red Hat Club and was the assistant superintendent of the Eastern New Mexico State Fair Arts & Crafts barn for many years, working tirelessly alongside her dear friends Judy Hobson and Karen Henderson. She attended Gateway Church and Christ’s Church and especially loved working in the children’s nursery.
After retiring, she moved to Missouri and bought a small farm and a house with a big front porch so she could feed the birds and watch the sun rise and set over the pond. She worked part-time for Cabool Schools and was an avid Bulldog fan. She attended most volleyball and basketball games with her dear friend Dixie Beller. They whooped and hollered and yelled at the referees whenever necessary. She attended Cabool Christian Church and made many friends; she considered her small group family. She loved to travel to Louisiana to visit her extended Cajun family. She enjoyed quilting with her dear friend Jeanne Walker, shopping with her dear friend Judy Rogers, and spending time with her forever best friend and partner in crime, Leanne Monroe.
Suzie was preceded in death by her parents, Truman and Wanda Pierce; her grandparents, Bertha and David Miller and Charles and Helen McBride; and her husband, Marion L. Cox.
She is survived by two sisters, Jean Hamill and husband Steve and Joan Key and husband Collins, and one brother, Mike Pierce and wife D’aun, all of New Mexico; her sons, Scott Tucker and wife Amy of Cabool and Truman Tucker and wife Tracy of Dexter, New Mexico; her daughters, Melissa Tucker of Dallas, Texas, and Stacey Cox of Silver City, New Mexico; and Randy and Jody Jarrett whom she adopted as her own in Cabool. She was the best MeMe to Tori Tagaloa and wife Tawna, Colton Pimpsner, Kinley Tucker, William Tucker and a stray dog named Thumper.
She was cremated and will be buried in a purple box next to her late husband Marion in Roswell, New Mexico, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org or 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Per her request, no services shall be held due to COVID. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.