Mozelle S. Cox
May 6, 1919 – March 12, 2020
Mozelle Smith Cox was born in 1919 in the Dust Bowl of West Texas. After a year of college at the beginning of WWII, she sought travel and adventure and landed a job with Bechtel and Dupont in Edmonton, Alberta as a construction secretary while building the Alaskan Highway. Later, she worked in Hanford, WA on a top secret project which she later found out was the atomic bomb.
At war’s end, she met Tom Cox at a dance in Ft. Worth. They married and moved to Winter Garden, where she opened a women’s clothing store, Mozelle’s Fashion Fair, next to her husband’s Tom Cox Men’s Wear.
After several decades the clothing business, she worked as a judicial assistant for the State of Florida and a secretary in the State Attorney’s office, from which she retired. in 1987 she moved to Winter Park to be near grandchildren. She is survived by her two children, Craig and Lisa, her son-in-law Elliot Mausner, and two grandchildren Matt and Emily.
A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, March 16 at 12 Noon at the Winter Garden Cemetery, Winter Garden, FL.
- She is survived by her two children, Craig and Lisa, her son-in-law Elliot Mausner, and two grandchildren Matt and Emily.
- Graveside Service Monday, March 16, 2020
Mozelle S. Cox
March 16, 2020
Tom and Mozelle, were lifelong friends . I knew them mostly through my grandparents, Harold and Isabel Fowler, and grew up with Lisa and Craig. Most of my wonderful memories of Mozelle were made in NH and of the time she spent there doing the NH stuff with us...Saturday night beans, going to the mountains, swimming in Lake Winnie, playing Bridge, etc. and especially saw more of her when Craig and Jerry owned the inn. Mozelle was a Grand Dame and a good friend. I will miss knowing she is among us and celebrate her well lived life by knowing she is at rest. My condolences to Craig and Lisa and their families and loved ones.