A private graveside service for Rhoda Cox, 81, of Amarillo, will be Monday at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio.

Mrs. Cox died April 29, 2013. She was born in 1931 in London, England, where she spent her childhood, which included survival of the London Blitz of 1941-42.

She met Thomas R. “Ray” Cox in England and moved to the United States in 1957, when they married in Fort Smith, Ark. She spent most of her adult years in Killeen where they settled after his retirement from the U.S. Army.

Mrs. Cox served as the coordinating American Red Cross volunteer at Fort Hood’s Darnall Army Hospital during the peak of the Vietnam War and also as volunteer chair of the American Red Cross Blood Bank at Fort Hood.

After her volunteer service, she became a sales director for Mary Kay Cosmetics, a position she held for more than 20 years. She was a member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Killeen for many years before relocating to Amarillo in 2007.

Mrs. Cox was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Cox.

Survivors include a son, Roger Cox and daughter-in-law, Susan Cox, of Amarillo; grandson, Andrew Cox of Amarillo; granddaughter, Madison Cox of Amarillo; and a brother, Jeffrey Rosenthal, of London, England.

Memorials may be made to the Kelln Zimmer Memorial Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1750, Amarillo, TX 79105, or to a favorite charity.

Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors in Amarillo is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at www.boxwellbrothers.com.

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