HUNTINGTON-Dessia Taylor Cox returned to her heavenly home on Monday, July 21, 2008, at the age of 85 at her home in Huntington, Utah. Dessia was born March 5, 1923, in Draper, Utah to James A. Taylor and Marintha Deseret Harrison. She married Allen Reve Cox on Nov. 27, 1941, in Evanston, Wyo. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dessia served in the Relief Society, Young Women's program, and the Primary at various times in her life. Dessia raised her family in Hiawatha, Utah, where her husband, Allen was a miner. They later moved to Huntington, Utah where she spent the remainder of her life.
Dessia loved to cook, often tempting family and friends alike with some special recipe. She loved her beautiful flower garden and was comforted in her final days with a bouquet of some of her favorite blooms. She enjoyed crocheting; creating beautiful beaded doilies and crocheted slippers for her grandchildren.
Quite the fisherman, Dessia could give even the best anglers a run for their money. More than anything else, the greatest love of Dessia's life was her family many of whom were able to visit her in the days before her death.
She is survived by her three children, James (Claudia) Cox, Lehi, Utah, Paul (Nelly) Cox, Logan, Utah, and Vicky (Claron) Durrant, Huntington, Utah, 16 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Wanda Kinzer, Sandy, Utah and one sister-in-law, Doris Brown, of Murray, Utah.
Dessia was preceded in death by her beloved husband Allen, four brothers, one sister, and one greatgrandson.
She was surrounded by loved ones as she left this world behind. Each of her family members take with them a lifetime of memories.
Viewing was held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday before the funeral. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Huntington LDS Stake Center. Interment was in the Huntington City Cemetery. Services were in the care of Fausett Mortuary.