In Memory
  Betty Ann Cox
         WHEREAS, Betty Ann Cox of Tyler, an inspiring educator and
  a deeply cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed
  away on January 19, 2019, at the age of 87; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Denton on August 10, 1931, to Henry and
  Neva Riek, the former Betty Riek grew up with the companionship
  of a brother, Bob; on June 12, 1953, she was joined in matrimony
  to Dale Cox, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage before his
  passing; the couple raised two children, Greg and Deanie, and
  Mrs. Cox later experienced the joy of welcoming into her
  treasured family three grandchildren, Sarah, Brooke, and Peyton,
  and two great-grandchildren, Paxton and Addie; and
         WHEREAS, Mrs. Cox received her bachelor's degree from
  Hardin-Simmons University and her master's degree from Stephen
  F. Austin State University; she enjoyed a rewarding career with
  the Tyler Independent School District, where she served as a
  teacher, principal, and director of elementary education; she
  was renowned for the personal attention that she gave to her
  students, and she was respected greatly as a role model by those
  who worked alongside her; and
         WHEREAS, A woman of strong faith, Mrs. Cox was a member of
  the First Baptist Church of Tyler for 56 years, and she
  contributed to her congregation by teaching Sunday school,
  singing in the choir, and serving on committees; she was
  unstintingly generous with her time, and she was always a
  positive and encouraging influence on others; and
         WHEREAS, Betty Cox dedicated her life to her family, her
  faith, and her profession, and she made the world a brighter
  place for all who were fortunate enough to know her; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby pay tribute to the life of Betty Ann Cox and
  extend sincere sympathy to the members of her family:  to her
  children, Greg Cox and his wife, Lala, and Deanie McDonough and
  her husband, Nick; to her grandchildren, Sarah Santone and her
  husband, Jonathon, Brooke Lowthorp and her husband, Nathan, and
  Peyton McDonough and his fiancée, Tina Hetherington; to her
  great-grandchildren, Paxton and Addie Santone; to her brother,
  Bob Riek, and his wife, Marlene; and to her many other relatives
  and friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for her family and that when the Texas Senate adjourns
  this day, it do so in memory of Betty Cox.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on February 25, 2019,
    by a rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate