Verona - Nancy Cox, age 80, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2018 at home in Verona, Wisconsin after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born on November 7, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio she was the daughter of Dorothy Margaret Thomson and Eugene Frederick Gauthier. She graduated from Devilbiss High School in Toledo in 1955. She then attended the University of Toledo and graduated with a degree in Education and subsequently taught high school math. While in college, Nancy was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity where she eventually became president and continued her involvement as an alumnae on the national level for many years.
After raising 2 children, she went on to pursue a second career as a travel consultant for Classic Custom Vacations, enjoying many trips to her favorite destination, Hawaii. In 2004, she moved to Verona and worked as a lunch lady at Glacier Edge Elementary where she held a special place in her heart for the staff and students. She was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren. She also ran a family football pool for many years. Known for her witty humor, Nancy would never hold back an opinion yet faced each day to the very end with an amazingly positive attitude and smile.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Nancy Cox Platto (Mike) and Frank David Cox (Roberta); her grandchildren, Stephanie Medlin (Brian), Scott Platto (Renee), Dustin Cox and Kelly Cox; her siblings, Fritz Gauthier (Nora), Mary Loeb (Bob deceased), Dick Gauthier (Benita), Larry Gauthier (Judy), Jim Gauthier, and Barb Fanning. She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Gene (MaryAlice) and Bill (Karen) Gauthier.
A visitation will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at Ryan Funeral Home, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UW Carbone Cancer Center, at UW Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox 78807, Milwaukee Wis. 53278-0807. The family would like to express their gratitude to the exceptional caregivers from Agrace HospiceCare and Dr. Traynor and nurses, especially Jessica, from the UW Carbone Cancer Center.
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U.W. Carbone Cancer Center
UW Foundation U.S. Lockbox 78807, Milwaukee WI 53278-0807