ginia "Luana" (Apedaile) Cox of Hanna, Wyo., (previously of Prineville) passed away at Wyoming Medical Center on Saturday, March 8, 2008.
She was 83 years old.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville .
Elder Bobby C. Cox will officiate.
A memorial service is being planned for July.
Luana was born one of eight children on Nov. 15, 1924 in Ogden, Utah, to William W. and Fanny Virginia (Scarbrough) Apedaile.
At 17 years of age, she moved to live with her grandmother in West Linn, Ore. Here, she met her husband Robert Cox (deceased) and married on April 4, 1942 in Vancouver, Wash., after a short courtship.
They moved to Prineville in 1993 from Astoria, then moved back to Astoria in 1995, and back to Prineville, then to Wyoming.
Luana worked as a floral designer all over Oregon.
She attended beauty school, and she was also a caregiver for her husband for many years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Prineville 2nd ward where Luana was appreciably involved with her church.
She served diligently in many capacities, as Relief Society President and in the genealogical library excelling in family history. This continued until the last few weeks of her life.
She loved gardening and genealogy.
She was known as the grandma with spunk.
She enjoyed life, even through life wasn't always simple.
She had unconditional love for her family and will be sorely missed.
She is survived by: her son Robert E. M. Cox of Wellton, Ariz., and Prineville, Ore.,; daughter Amy Luana "Teddy" Heck of Hanna, Wyoming; brothers John Apedaile of Billings, Mont., and Jessy Apedaile of Littleton, Colo.
Other survivors include: her sisters; Nina Morsman of Oregon City, Ore., Ardella Flohr and Venita Johnson, both of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandsons, one step-granddaughter, and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Cox of Prineville, on Dec. 3, 1994. Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.