Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Mary Kathryn Cox

Mary Kathryn Cox went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 11, 2014 after courageously living with pancreatic cancer for over two years. She was 57. Mary was born on November 10, 1956 in Hawthorne, CA to James and Kathryn Reinhardt. She attended Seaside Elementary, graduated from South Torrance High School in 1974, took courses at El Camino Community College and graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2008. She married Thomas John Cox in 1978. She is survived by her husband and their four children: Amy (Jeff), Katie (Jeremy), Emily (Michael), and Kevin (Colleen); five grandsons: Tommy, Nicolas, Kenny, Owen, and J.P.; and was predeceased by her granddaughter, Leah. Mary took joy in staying home to care for her children, finishing her college education, volunteering at church and in the community, serving with Bible Study Fellowship, and opening her home in hospitality. She loved the beach, walking, hiking, biking, traveling, going to plays, tailgating at UCLA football games (Go Bruins!), and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved her husband, Tom, and considered him a great gift, a wonderful husband, father, friend, and brother in Christ. A service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Redondo Beach on Saturday, April 19 at 11am. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juna Amagara and Watts Power House Food. Go to to send the family messages and to share memories. Sign the guest book at

Published in Daily Breeze on Apr. 16, 2014


Anonymous said...

I haven't checked in-in months and was heartbroken to read this tonight. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in my prayers. May the Lord give you peace and may you always feel your mom close by.

Nathan Ince said...

Hey guys
I'm sorry I wasn't able be there today, but if you were able to be at my uncle's funeral back in February, you might remember this poem that was read by my little cousin called "I'm Free." It really helped me find peace with his passing and allowed me to know that he was okay. Well me and a friend of mine put it into song and I was thinking that it would help you guys feel a little bit better and help through this grieving which I know as well.
this is the video link to my song. I hope it helps you in the way that it did for me.