LONGMONT, Colo. -- Vera Mae Cox, 84, died (Feb. 28, 2007) at Applewood Living Center.
She was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Haigler to Sherman D. and Opal R. (Peterson) Phifer.
She graduated from Benkelman High School in 1941. She graduated from Community College in Boulder with a Licensed Practical Nurse Degree in 1972.
She married Lee Cox on March 16, 1943, in Benkelman.
She moved to Yuma, Colo., in 1949 from Benkelman and then to Longmont in 1955.
She worked at Yuma Community Hospital from 1949 -- 1955 and then as an LPN at Longmont Community Hospital for six years and at Foothills Care Center for 4 years.
She was a member of Longmont Church of the Nazarene and cared for foster children for 25 years. She will be remembered for taking care of children with special physical needs.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999; two brothers, George Phifer and Dellis Phifer and a sister, Julia Pearl Bailey.
She is survived by two sons, David Cox and his wife, Diane of Longmont and Dennis Cox and his wife, Marsha of Culbertson; a brother, Sherman Phifer, Jr. of Washburn, Tenn.; two sisters, Wauneta "Marie" Truedell of California and Edith Angeline Williams of Bakersfield, Calif.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday at Longmont Community Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Roger Freels officiating. Interment will be at the Haigler Cemetery in Haigler.
Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Ministry of the Church of the Nazarene and sent to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street Longmont, CO 80501.
Condolences can be left online at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.
Ahlberg Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.