Delores May Peterie Cox Obituary

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Delores Cox

December 20, 1936 - November 10, 2021
Delores May Peterie Cox was born December 20, 1936, in Utica, KS to Jess and Geoa Peterie. Sometime early in her childhood they moved to Colorado and settled near Olney Springs where Jess was a farmer and Geoa became the local school teacher. Since Delores lost her dad at such a young age, she didn't speak of him very often, but it was something we had in common, so she did share a few stories about sneaking off to the fields to be with her dad when she was supposed to be studying.
Olney Springs was where Delores met her husband, Richard. They were married on July 18, 1958, and were blessed with two sons, Michael in 1960 and Jerry in 1963. Delores and Richard also had many successful business ventures together including C&F Homes, Black Gold Chemical Co. and The Arcade. Unfortunately, all these ventures including their marriage could not sustain the test of time and they divorced in August of 1997.
Delores was an extremely hard working person, she worked at the Colorado Boys Ranch, The Rocky Mountain Jean Factory, and at KBLJ Radio until the very end. She loved working at the radio especially getting to do the Sunday morning services where she was able to play the gospel music, one of her favorites.
For those who knew Delores she was an extremely vital 84 year old lady. She was very blessed to have met Dr. Andy Malott who introduced her to a better way of living. Delores went to the gym almost every day, gave up soda, and he convinced her to have the hip and knee replacements she needed when the time came. Thanks Andy!!!
Another one of Delores' favorite pastimes was sewing & crocheting. Delores loved to sew, while she was recovering from hip replacement surgery last November, she helped make doll and Barbie clothes for her granddaughter, they had a blast. She pinned things together and her daughter-in-law Kathy would sew them and bring them back for inspection or for the next steps. Kathy said that some of the items she never would have attempted if Delores had not been there to guide her through. Jerry teased a good friend of the family who also crochets that there is enough yarn in her house that she will not need to buy any for a year at least.
Delores' greatest pleasure though was her four grandkids - Jamen & Justen; Tobias & Kailey. Jamen and Justen were blessed having had grandma for over 30 years. Delores was able to see them run all through high school, graduate college and go on to become teachers. Our only wish is that Tobias (16) and Kailey (8) would have had as long with her. It is unfortunate that she will not get to see Tobias graduate high school in a few years and will not get to see Kailey grow in to the beautiful young lady we all know that she will be.
Delores was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Geoa Peterie, her brother John and sister in law Rowena Peterie, and son Michael Cox. She is survived by her son Jerry Cox, daughters in law Kathy and Valerie Cox and her four grandkids, Jamen, Justen, Tobias, and Kailey Cox.
We rejoice that Delores and Mike are together once again in heaven and know that one day we shall be reunited in his kingdom.
Services were held November 24, 2021 in La Junta, Colorado. Many friends and loved ones attended and shared stories of Delores' compassion and love for God, Community, and Family. Pastor Bill Johnson of Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, Colorado officiated and arrangements were made by Peacock Larsen Funeral Home of La Junta.