Yvonne Cox, age 76 of Logan, Iowa (Columbus, Georgia) passed away peacefully on January 30, 2023. Yvonne was born November 21, 1946 in Winslow, Arizona to Owen and Thelma Doyle. She and her parents moved back to Logan in 1947. She spent her childhood tap dancing, square dancing, participating in Girl Scouts, playing both the clarinet and bass clarinet in various school bands, and figure skating. Many hours were also spent at the Logan pool, swimming, lifeguarding and eventually teaching swimming lessons. Yvonne graduated from Logan High School in 1965.
After graduating from high school, Yvonne attended the University of Northern Iowa for 2 years and then transferred to Wayne State College in Kearney, Nebraska where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a minor in Business. In college, she also swam on a synchronized swim team and learned modern dance. After graduation, she went on to teach Physical Education and Business for 10 years at a Junior High school in Bellevue and also coached the gymnastics team.
In 1987, her family moved to Columbus, Georgia. She was very involved in the kids’ schools, her neighborhood’s Garden Club and various volunteer opportunities. She loved and excelled at most crafts and had innumerable hobbies. She loved living in the South with all of the lush plant growth year round. Countless hours were spent enjoying her lovely, enclosed courtyard where she could watch the birds, chameleons, squirrels, and any other creature that made its appearance. She continued to call Georgia home until 2021 when she moved to Idaho.
She was a dedicated mother, up for anything, incredibly generous to anyone in need, and had a laugh that was absolutely infectious. Spending time with her grandkids and watching them do what they enjoy was a genuine pleasure for her, as well as watching her “grand-dogs.”
She will be deeply missed, but will live on in our hearts and in the many memories of special moments and good times.
Yvonne is preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Thelma Doyle of Logan, Iowa.
Survivors include her two children, Aaron Cox (Lori) of Hendersonville, TN, Alison Faber (Ryan) of Boise, Idaho. Her sister, Sylvia Hymans (Terry) of Sun City, Arizona; grandchildren: Tyler Gregg (Ashley) of Ranger, Georgia; Gareth Cox; Anna Faber; Colton Faber; great grandchildren: Brinlee Gregg and Cooper Gregg
Visitation will be held on February 25, 2023 at the Logan Christian Church (Logan, Iowa) from 9:30-10:30 am, with the funeral service at 10:30 am. Interment will take place at Linwood Cemetery immediately following the service. The family would like to invite everyone to meet back at the church following the interment for a luncheon and time of fellowship.
I am sorry for your loss ❤️ Yvonne was the kindest soul! I was fortunate to have met her. Hope Ursula was waiting for her at the gates to great her.
My condolences to the family
I remember Yvonne from my childhood as such a kind and sweet woman. My deepest condolences to the family.
A wonderful human and incredible neighbor for close to 25 years
Alison, Aaron, and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of Yvonne and Flash and the countless hours we spent together. Her laugh was indeed infectious. I remember her smile as if it was yesterday. It transferred knowledge, love, and understanding, She had such a kind heart. 💜💜💜 Sending many hugs and prayers ~ Karen
Prayers and thoughts for you and your family during this difficult time.
So sorry to learn of her passingl She was a fine fine lady. My condolences to the famuly. Keith Adams
Please accept my sincere condolences.
Yvonne and I were friends growing up in Logan. We reconnected through social media. My memories of her will always be cherished. My prayers to the family.
So sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing, glad to see she will be coming back home for burial. Love and prayers to her family.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Yvonne. She was a lovely and kind woman with a great sense of humor . We had so much fun bowling with her.and hanging out with our ‘Scarlet O’harrows Red Hat group. I Will alway remember her with a smile. Yvonne talked about her beloved family a lot as well S Idaho, May she rest in peace . You have my sympathy🙏✝️
You have my sympathy as you say good by to a sweet and funny woman. I will always smile when I think of Yvonnemay she rest in peace
So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Jenny and I’s prayers reach out to you in this difficult time.
Condolences for your loss. Yvonne was a great neighbor in Columbus, GA, who enjoyed putting smiles on my boys’ faces. She looked forward to seeing their costumes each year for Halloween and hearing about their school and recreational accomplishments. We have truly missed Ms. Yvonne’s presence since moving from Georgia and know that she will be missed by many more now. Praying for God’s comfort for the family during this time of loss.
Sympathies to Yvonne’s family. Was a colleague at Mission JHS in Bellevue. She and I were snow skiing buddies in CO. Many fond memories. She was an excellent PE teacher for sure!!
Sympathy to all the family Yvonne was a true friend for many years you are greatly missed and shall remember all the memories we all shared lovely service today thank you
I was shocked to learn that Ms. Yuvonne had passed away. When we first started living in America, we were unfamiliar with the language and lifestyle. She was a very kind and wonderful person who helped us. I wish you