ANTIMONY, UTAH - Leonard Fred Cox, age 64, passed away peacefully on Jan. 29, 2012 at his home in Antimony, Utah after a battle with cancer. Leonard was born Aug. 26, 1947 in Price, Utah to Fred and Ruth Sitterud Cox. He married Jackie L. Taylor in Ely, Nev. on July 13, 1979. They later divorced. He married Marian Campbell in Orangeville on Dec. 30, 1999.
Leonard was raised in Orangeville and graduated from Emery High School. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked most of his adult life in construction where he had many talents. He was a heavy equipment operator, mostly working on a road grader. He enjoyed wood work and creating various things. He was inventive and made new things out of old. He is survived by his wife, Marian Cox of Antimony; children: Angie (Greg) Barton of Castle Dale, Richard (Tammy) Cox of Orangeville, and Lenny Cox of Orangeville; stepchildren: Chuck (April) Bools of Las Vegas, Nev., Marty (Amber) Vonkaenal of Calimesa, Calif., and Wendy (Wally) Wallstead of Phelan, Calif.; one grandchild, Allie Cox; stepgrandchildren: Tristian Hoover, Arialle, Tim (Natalia), and Rick Bools, Payton and Landyn Vonkaenal, and Luke and Mathew Wallstead; one great-step-grandchild, Tyler Bools; mother, Ruth S. Cox; brothers and sisters: Greg, Carol, Thayne, Winona, Leslie, Claudia, Courtney, Nancy, Selma, and Edna. He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Cox.
Funeral services will be held Thursday Feb. 2, 2012 at 12 noon at the Orangeville LDS Chapel (45 West 100 South, Orangeville). There will be a viewing Wednesday Feb. 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary (720 N. Center St., Castle Dale) and Thursday at 11 a.m. prior to the services at the church. Interment will be in the Orangeville City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Leonard at www.fausettmortuary.com.