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Eldon Cox

03/21/1940 - 05/31/2018

Final arrangements for Eldon Cox, 78, of Mesa, Arizona are being prepared by Bunker’s Garden Chapel in Mesa, Arizona. No public services will be provided.

Mr. Cox passed away Thursday, May 31, 2018, at a local hospital. He was born March 21, 1940 in Ada, OK to Eunice June Watts and Ervin Harlan Cox.

Eldon attended a couple of local grade schools in Oklahoma before moving to California with his Mom and new stepfather. He graduated high school at Berkeley in 1958 and later earned a bachelor’s degree in History and Social Science from Berkeley College in 1961. He also earned a master’s degree in Business from the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ. On July 29, 2000 Ray married his long-time friend Earlene Haley in Nevada to whom he was still married at his death. He retired from Motorola, Inc in Mesa and the State of Arizona in Gilbert.

His mother (Eunice), stepfather (Darrell Bolich), aunt (Cleo) and uncle (Burness) precedes him in death and he leaves behind a wife (Earlene), a daughter and son (Clissy & Wes), a grandson (Antoine), a grandson & granddaughter (Todd & Melissa), and seven great grandchildren.


  • Carolyn Spoerl

    I am still processing the fact that Ray is not here anymore. Remembering him bring smiles and tears at the same time . From the first time I laid eyes on him in San Diego at Raymond’s house, I knew you and he were to be together. He was a good man and I could see the happiness in his eyes being there with you. So, we have to let him go physically but we will see him again someday. Until that time comes, we lovingly remember him. God bless you and your family during this time in your life.

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