Our wonderful mother, Eva Deen Cox Milne 90, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2018 with her daughter by her side. Mom was born in Cedar City, Utah, on May 25, 1927, to Warren Mason Cox and Eva Kate Merryweather Cox. She was a graduate of Cedar High’s Class of 45. She married Lee J. Milne on April 17, 1946, although they were later divorced. Mother worked hard to support her five children. She worked at First Security Bank & SUSC, where she retired after 18 years. She also worked nights at the Sugar Loaf Cafe.
Mom’s family was her life; she loved us unconditionally and was always there when we needed her. Her example of selfless love, hard work, as well as her example to endure to the end is something we can all aspire to emulate. Mom was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She is survived by her children, Michael Lee Milne of Henderson, Nev.; Larry Cox (Marilyn) Milne of Taylorville; Robert J. (Holly) Milne of St. George; C. Dean (Donna) Milne of Henderson, Nev.; and Kay (Briant) Gale of Cedar City, as well as 15 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Catherine Milne; her sister, Lois Vandlandschoot; her brother- in-law, Charles (Red) Vandlandschoot, and her daughter in law; Lynette Oldroyd Milne.
The family would like to thank Ethan Bunker, Hanna Price, and Jennifer Tait of Sun Tree Hospice, and Brenda Bentley, and Lori Dennett, Iron County Home Health, for the wonderful care given to our Mother.
A funeral service was held on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 11 a.m., at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N, 300 W, Cedar City). There was a viewing prior to the service on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., at Southern Utah Mortuary. Interment was in Cedar City Cemetery, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com