Diana M. Cox, 75, of Lewis, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2020 at her residence with her husband, Gary Cox and their fur baby, Mavis, by her side. Born on March 6, 1945 in the Bronx, she was the daughter of the late Juanita (Dickinson) and Philip (Leo) Claude.
Besides her parents, Diana was predeceased by her sister, Lillian Varga; her 3 brothers, Fred Saffert, Philip and Steve Claude; and her mother-in-law, Rita Cox.
Many people may remember Diana's love for children. She was a daycare provider for several years in her own home. Diana was an avid Yankee fan and also enjoyed going to bingo with Sally and taking trips to Connecticut to visit Annie and Jonathon.
Diana married Gary on March 19, 1994 and they lived a simple life. They (with Mavis) would spend most of their weekends at camp in Massena where Diana will be laid to rest.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Gary; her son, Caine (Kellie) Valentine of Moriah Center and their children, Mikenna, Declan and Boden; her step children, Heath (Sherry) Cox of Fort Myers, Florida, Tracy Cox of Parishville, Lacey (Greg) Weller of Brasher; and her sister-in-laws, Annie Claude of Milfred, Connecticut, Kay (Eddie) Carter of Peru, and Sally Burdo of Elizabethtown. She is also survived by several other grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Due to Covid restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family would like to thank Kim Feeley, Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS, and High Peaks Hospice for their support during her illness. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Diana's memory to the Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS or High Peaks Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 7521 Court Street, Elizabethtown.
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