Cox, Naomi Lucille (Stroud)

Naomi Lucille (Stroud) Cox
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Naomi Lucille (Stroud) Cox, 90, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005.

She was born on Dec. 27, 1914, in Richland, to John and Myrtle Stroud. She grew up in the ranch lands of eastern New Mexico. At age 14, she was the youngest school bus driver in Roosevelt County. She was the high scorer on the New Mexico championship girls basketball team. She attended what is now New Mexico State University. She married Innes Warner Cox in 1935 in Portales.

Over the years, the Coxes owned a car dealership in Snyder, Texas, a small mine in Chloride, newspapers in Rangley, Colo., and Blanding, Utah; a power company in Artesia, Colo., and developed land in Bluff, Utah.

They moved to Albuquerque in 1964, where she worked in the office of student publications at the University of New Mexico until her retirement in 1983.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and siblings.

Survivors include two daughters, Enid Opal Cox of Denver, Colo., and Iris Cox Cappellucci (and husband, Dave); two grandchildren, Lea Hayslip and Jeffrey Cappellucci; and a step-grandson, Ben Cappellucci.

Burial will be at Richland Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary, Inc. of Portales.