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Page 4 Obitua W Kevin Cox After a six=month battle with a glioblastoma multi- forme, an aggressive form of brain cancer, Paul Kevin Cox passed away peacefully on August 9, 2012, at the age of 52 at his home in Austin, TX, surrounded by loved ones. The youngest of four children, Kevin was born February 25, 1960 in Weiser, ID, to Duane Cox and W'flrna (Cuddy) Cox. Kevin's education begain in a country school in Indian Valley, ID. When he entered fifth grade, he and his mother, who taught at Wednesday, August 29, 2012 February 25, 1960 -- August 9, 2012 Indian Valley, transferred to the Council, ID, schools where he graduated with honors in 1978. Kevin went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at Boise State University. Following graduation, he worked in the semiconduc- tor industry, first at Micron Technology in Boise, and then moving to Austin, TX, in 1990 where he worked for Motorola, eventually working at Freescale. Kevin married Cathy Sandoval on April 9, 1994. They were blessed with the birth of Dylan in November of 1999, and Rachel in 2002. His zest for life and the great value in which he held family and friends launched him into an active and productive life. He was an avid guitar player and music lover, snow skier, cyclist, and physical fitness enthusiast. He loved mov- ies and the Simpsons. His great sense of humor and quick wit were unmatched, and he was one of the fun- niest people one would ever meet. One thing that anyone who knew Kevin would say is that he was was a devoted father and was fully involved with his chil- dren. He was also an active presence in the lives of his parents, siblings, nephew and nieces. For those of us lucky enough to have had him in our lives, his passing leaves a big hole in our world, and we will miss him greatly. It was at Indian Valley that both he and his sis- ter, Shaun, first studied music under the direction of Velma CorieU. When he entered high school, both he and Shaun played with the school's stage band -- The Adams Count 7 Record Kevin on base guitar and Shaun on piano. After his marriage, he was given an electric guitar and a year's lessons from a guitarist as a gift. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shaun, stepbrother Gary Watson, and stepfather Jack Watson. Surviving to mourn his loss. are his wife, Cathy, son Dylan, daughter Rachel, father Duane Cox, brother Keith, sister Anna Means, stepsister Ginger Christensen, and his moth- er, Wilma Watson. Also surviving are his sister Shaun's children: Eric (and wife Tiffany) Jensen, Tara Jensen, Amy Cox and Leisa Taylor; his maternal aunt Rose Ann Holt and mater- nal unde WOliam Cuddy; paternal aunt Margaret Renwick; and a host of cousins and friends. Services were held at Angel Funeral Home, Austin, on August 23 with a celebration of life at the Cox home. The family asks that any memorial be sent to MD Anderson Brain Cancer Research, at Houston, TX, or Caring Bridge. Editor's Notebook There's nothing to do A common refrain in small towns, espe- cially when it comes to kids, is "There's nothing to do." Some people tend to think the schools should provide more things for kids to do. Others blame parents, the community, the current political, party in power or just modern soci- ety in general. Personally, I think the idea of there being nothing to do is ridiculous. Some time ago I wrote the following to address this mindset. Anytime you say, "There s nothing to do," what you real- ly mean is there is nothing enjoyable you can think of right now that you feel motivated to do. The good news: There are thou- sands of fun things to do, no matter where you are or how little money you have. The "bad" news: You have to make an effort. Most people want to sit back and be entertained. If you want something fun to do, here are some keys: Reading--Reading is an unlimited source of enter- tainment.. Try the Internet (YouTube alone is a vast source) books, magazines and a host of other printed material. Learning--Learning makes life more fun and interesting. Learning to play a music instrument yields a lifetime of enjoyment. You can teach yourself. Learning can be fun in itself. Find something you enjoy or are curious about, then find written information, go on the Internet, or ask someone to tell you what they know. See "Reading"above (especially the lnternet / YouTube), and "Other People" below. Exploring--Exploring is basically learning. We live in an area with hundreds of square miles of public land. Explore it. The world is at your fingertips through the Internet. Explore it. Games--The key to finding fun things to do is using your imagination. When you were little, you had fun with nothing more than a stick. There are complex games that So much to love about summer in a Subaru. 2012 SUBARU OUTBACKS SAVES2000 OFF MSRP 10 OUTBACKS IN STOCK! 2012 SUBARU OUTBACK 3.68 LIMITED MODEL CODE CDK-01 VIN: 454B RDJC3C2300408 MSRP ................ $33.481 FACTORY REBATE .... 42,000 GENTRY PRICE ....... $31,481 Get a great deal on a new Su. And g the mo but of summer. Offer ends August 31. ' SUBARU GET A S200 WALMART GIFT CARD WITH EVERY VEHICLE PURCHASE SEE OUR COMPLETE INVENTORY AT: www.gentrysubaru.com 1.877.936.7321 1802 SW 4th Ave., Ontario, Oregon involve little more than a pair of dice. Hundreds of games can be played with a deck of cards. Don't know any? See "Reading" and "Learning  above, and "Other People" below. Cteati--Making things-- music, writing, mechanics, all forms of art. "Ibis is one of the best remedies for boredom. Anyone can make something. Want to make something really great? See "Readin "Learning" and *Other People." Other peolfle--Other people can be the key to fun and fulfillment. Sharing anything with people you like is fun. Simply talking with someone can be a joy. Find people who share your interests. Find someone to learn, read, or create with. Simply reading a good book with, or to, someone can be one a very rewarding experience. Some people are bored because just having fun eventually leaves them feeling empty. Doing something for someone else is about the most fundamental source of happiness in life. There are an unlimited number of people where you live who need your help. There are organizations in which you can work along side other people to help your community. After reading this, if you can't think of something fun to do, check your pulse; you may already be dead. Looking to Buy? Looking to Sell? Find it or Sell it in the Classihedsl " Y-4 r#::.. Friday Monday Cattle Sale Butcher Cattle Sale io:oo AM m:c AM 2nd & 4th Saturday g f! ..... ] Pigs, sheep, and goats moo AM '|! 1901 E. 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