James Michael Cox, age 87, passed away on July 11, 2023, in Littleton, CO. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp and graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah Oklahoma as a Mathematics major in 1958. He taught at Horace Mann Middle School where he met his future wife, Helen Pearson. He achieved a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Northern Colorado and taught mathematics at Lake Middle School and at North High School. At North he coached the Girl’s Volleyball Team and sponsored the North High Indian Club. (He is a member of the Choctaw Indian Tribe). He retired from teaching after 30 years in 1992 and worked in sales at Arapahoe Acres for several years. He loved tennis, waterskiing and teaching.
Jim and Helen were married for 59 years. He has three children, his son Joe (from his first marriage), and Denise and Michael from his marriage to Helen. He has three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Denver North High Tennis Teams or the charity of your choice.
Services will be held at 11 AM on August 26, 2023, at Three Trees Chapel, 13416 W. Arbor Place, Littleton.