August 16, 1931 - November 3, 2009
Cox, Ernestine (Ernie) M. Died Tuesday 11/3/2009 at the age of 78. She was born 8/16/31 in a farmhouse near Alvarado TX, the daughter of the late Ernest and Mabel Gidley Martin. She grew up in Fort Worth after her father went to work building aircraft at the Consolidated plant at the start of WWII. Ernie graduated from Paschal High School and attended TCU and then North Texas in Denton. It was in journalism school there that she met her future husband of 57 years, Jere Cox of Dallas. The couple embarked on their married life in Greenville TX with stops at Denton, St. Louis and Kansas City before returning permanently to Dallas in 1959. Ernie was retired from Neiman Marcus/Horchow where she spent more than 20 years in catalog sales. She is survived by her husband and, the true joy of her life, her four kids and seven grandkids. They are daughter Kere and husband Jack Post of Argyle, son Lou Cox of Phoenix, daughter Kelly and husband Scott McNeely of Rockport, and son Lindy Cox and wife Carol of Lewisville. The grandchildren are twins Ryan and Sean Braxton of Argyle, Kyle Braxton of Flower Mound, Justin Cox of Hurst, Chelsea Cox of San Antonio and Casey and Jere McNeely of Rockport. Ernie was one of those persons, even at a young age, who people would come to talk to when things weren’t going right in their lives. They would talk and talk and Ernie would soothe the thorns off a rose bush. That characteristic probably played a large part in her always being a top sales person. Once when Horchow came out with a beautiful silk tie with oil derricks on it, she got a caller who said, “I want one of those ties for one of my friends in the oil business.” Ernie said, “Why don’t you get one for all your friends in the oil business.” He ordered a dozen. Ernie and Jere were lucky enough to have good times and lots of traveling and jet setting in their younger years. And even when she found out that old age ain’t for sissies, she could find joy in many things. Family first, of course, but she still had lunch every month with a dozen Phi Sig sorority sisters from North Texas. And a collection of retired “Horchow girls” use any excuse to have a party. She loved visiting with the staff and fellow clientele at the Blue Mousse hair salon. Friends are invited to join with the family in celebrating her life at an informal gathering at the family home Saturday 11/7 from 4 to 6 p.m.
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