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David Evans Cox

May 30, 1953 — August 18, 2023

David Evans Cox

May 30, 1953 — August 18, 2023

Thousand Palms

David Evans Cox, born on May 30, 1953, peacefully passed away in Thousand Palms, California, leaving a legacy of love, devotion, and service. He was the beloved son of the late Geary Evans Cox and Dorothy Jean Thomas. David was preceded in death by his brother, the late Mark O' Shannon Cox, and is survived by his siblings, Diane Hubbard, Veronica Viloria, Mark Cox, Dale Cox, and Joseph Cox.


A profound dedication to his family marked David's life. He was a loving and caring father to five children from his first marriage to Ruth Winsor Wooden between 1978 and 2004 and one child from his partner Florence Lively. His children, Alexandria Sensinger (spouse Joshua), Vanessa Tingey (spouse Bradley), Suzanna Haltern (spouse Clemens), David Evans Cox Jr. (spouse Danielle), Royce Anson Cox, and Sterling Andrew Lively, were the pride and joy of his life. David enjoyed being a grandfather to thirteen grandchildren, whose laughter and energy brought immense happiness to his life.


During his life David was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, a testament to his dedication, leadership, and commitment to the principles of scouting. He also embarked on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Quebec, Canada, where he shared his faith and compassion with others. This mission profoundly impacted his life and instilled in him a sense of purpose and service, reflecting the values he held dear as a member of the church.


David's thirst for knowledge and dedication to personal growth led him to Brigham Young University, where he earned a degree in Financial Planning. This educational achievement paved the way for a successful career, during which he demonstrated his financial understanding and commitment to excellence.


David's second marriage was to Nancy Barlow between 2012 and 2022, and together, they created a blended family filled with love.


Thousand Palms, California, became David's home, a place where he embraced the warmth of the desert and the camaraderie of its community. He cherished the natural beauty of the region and the friendships he forged there.


David Evans Cox will be remembered for his unwavering love, his strong sense of family, his commitment to LDS faith, scouting values, and faith in Jesus Christ. He leaves behind a family that will forever cherish his memory and the values he instilled in them.


A graveside service to celebrate David's life will be held on September 3, 2023 at Desert Memorial Cemetery at 8:00 am PDT. 


David's departure leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him, but his spirit lives on through the love and memories he shared with his family and friends. 


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