Jeffery Elliott Cox

8/20/1963 ~ 03/02/2023

Jeffery Elliott Cox passed away unexpectedly while on a business trip in Denver, Colorado. Jeff was born on August 20, 1963 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to Jeffery J. & Yvonne Grover Cox. Jeff graduated from North Sanpete High School and Utah State University where he received a B.S. in Business Information Systems.

Jeff was a kind, gentle soul who loved kids, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, fishing, camping and good food. He had a broad range of friends and acquaintances who respected and loved him. Jeff had a special relationship with his Grandpa Elliott Cox and spent hours working, fishing and visiting with him.

Jeff worked hard starting at an early age alongside his dad and grandpa at the Coal Yard in Moroni and on his family’s turkey farm. He learned to drive the loader and load coal onto trucks, he later batched Ready-Mix concrete and drove cement trucks and eventually drove semi-truck doubles hauling coal from central Utah coal mines to the Kennecott Copper Mine. After high school, he would return to Moroni for the summers and worked for his dad and Cox Rocks in Mt. Pleasant delivering cement. He was the most requested cement truck driver due to his calm, careful nature. This job allowed him to earn enough money to return to Utah State University and resume his education.

Jeff’s knowledge and talent with computers and computer networks gave him several opportunities in his career. He was a Hardware Administrator for Crossland Mortgage in SLC, Director of Computer Services at Great Basin College in Elko, NV where he designed and installed the original campus WiFi network, IT Support Specialist for Larry H. Miller Properties in SLC, IT Administrator for San Diego Sportservice Qualcomm Stadium, Delaware North in San Diego, CA, IT Administrator for Yellowstone Properties, Delaware North, West Yellowstone, MT, Field Systems & App Support for San Diego Sportservice – Petco. Park, Delaware North and at the time of his passing he worked for Xanterra as a Systems Analyst in Mammoth Hot Springs, MT. 

He is survived by his wife, Gina, Emigrant, MT,  father, Jeffery J. (Elaine) Cox, St. George, a brother Dean (Helen) Cox, Logan, three sisters, Suzie (David) Williams, West Jordan, Tracy (Ron) Rasmussen, St. George,  & Jamie (Jeff) Bahlmann, St. George. He is preceded in death by his mother Yvonne Grover Cox.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 450 North 200 West in Ephraim, UT on Saturday, March 11 at 12:00 p.m. with a visitation from 10:30-11:30 am prior to services.  He will be laid to rest in the Manti, UT cemetery next to his mother.

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4 Responses to “Jeffery Elliott Cox”

  1. Larry Peel says:

    I am really sorry to hear about this. Jeff was a good friend and a great guy in high school. I was able to see him a few times at high school reunions! My condolences go out to his family!

  2. John Tippetts says:

    My sincere condolences. It hits a bit closer to home when it’s one of our classmates. I enjoyed following his Facebook posts and his love for the outdoors. May his family feel the peace of the Savior in this very difficult time.

  3. Mark Pay says:

    Jeff was always a great person. He was liked by everyone in school, when I knew him best. Then he would reach out via social media and he was always working at a cool job, and traveling around. It was great seeing him at the reunions. Great man.
    Blessings to his family and close friends. His life was too short.
    Families are Forever.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss,you all are in our prayers.