Elizabeth (Betty) F. Cox


Elizabeth (Betty) F. Cox passed away February 15, 2022 at the too young age of 96.

She was born June 4, 1925 to Margaret Downs and John Ernest Fisher, joining her older brother Jack.

Growing up in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Betty first worked for the Walter Kidde Company in New Jersey where she met her husband to be as he returned to civilian life after piloting a B-17 in WWII. She later worked as a legal secretary for New Jersey Bell in Newark, N.J. 

Betty was married in 1947 to Harry F. Cox, the love of her life, and during their 66 years together they raised two daughters, both attorneys, Kathryn and Nancy, in Wyckoff, N.J. and later in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Westport, N.Y.  She and her husband owned and operated Cox Chevrolet in Fair Lawn, New Jersey for many years until their retirement to Florida and continued to own Westport Airport on Lake Champlain in New York.

Betty was elected President of the Mother’s Guild of the Academy of Mt. St. Vincent in Tuxedo Park, N.Y., was a member of Hackensack Golf Club in Oradell, N.J.  and the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, as well as a being a long time member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

She was a juried artist in New Jersey where she composed beautiful oil paintings, as well as watercolors and Sume’. She enjoyed playing golf, antiquing, solving crossword puzzles and traveling anywhere and everywhere with her family.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Kathryn C. Danzeisen, her grandson, David Paul Danzeisen, Jr., her granddaughter, Summer Paige Danzeisen Badanowski (Mark), and her devoted friend and caregiver, Pamela Van Guilder. She was sadly predeceased by her husband, Harry and her daughter, Nancy Cox DeSheplo. 

Betty, a member of the “Greatest Generation” lived a long and happy life, but for all the many family and friends who loved her, she did not live long enough.