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Terrilie Karon Cox

Terrilie Karon Cox

March 30, 1952–May 19, 2024

Terrilie Karon Cox passed from this lifetime Sunday, May 19, 2024. She was 72 years of age.

She arrived along with twin sister, Merrilie Sharon, to Leslie and Maxine Clark in Boise, Idaho, March 30, 1952, with brother Maynard Leslie coming along 11 months later. The family moved several times over the years and settled in Clarkston, Wash., where she graduated from high school in 1970.

Terrilie moved to Spokane with friends and while she was there, she met and married Bill Cox of Pomeroy, Wash. Daughter, Andria Nichole and son, Joshua Christopher, were born before they moved to Pomeroy in 1974 to begin farming. Daughter Piper Leslie arrived six years later in 1980.

Terrilie was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, PEO, was active in the Civic Theater, was a Garfield County Fair Board member and the Beef Barn Superintendent at the fair for several years, and retired from the Garfield County Courthouse as Superior Court Clerk in June 2018. She also spent much of her time following the kids through Sunday school, school activities, 4-H, sports, FFA, college, weddings, and the arrival of grandchildren.

Grandchildren are Autumn and Averi born to Andi and Jim Lewis of Tualatin, Ore .; Cooper and Abigail born to Josh and Nikki Cox of Moscow, Idaho; and Jillian and Kyzer Herres, born to Piper and Nick Herres of Pomeroy, Wash. Terrilie loved her grandchildren and they always cherished the time they got to spend with "Mimi and Papa."

In March of 2023, Terrilie lost her vision due to unknown causes. She didn't let that stop her as she continued to cook, clean, and take care of Bill and the rest of her family.

She is preceded in death by her father Leslie, brother Maynard and sister Merrilie. Husband Bill remains in Pomeroy and mother Maxine resides in Brookdale Senior Living in Lewiston.

There was a Celebration of Life service at the Spinner's Hall in Pomeroy Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m.

Memorial donations may be sent to the OHSU Foundation, 2020 SW 4th Avenue, 9th Floor, Portland, Oregon, 97201, with Yang Research Fund written on check headline or online at Donations will go toward research to understand and hopefully prevent blindness that Terrilie dealt with.

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