Dennis Cox '69
August 6, 2020 3:09 PM
updated: August 10, 2020 9:18 AM
Dennis Michael Cox
July 21, 1947 ~ August 1, 2020 (age 73)
Dennis Michael Cox, born July 21, 1947, in Vernal, Utah passed away August 1, 2020, at the age of 73. Dennis courageously endured frontotemporal dementia, and passed away due to complications of the disease. Dennis is the son of Nola Shannon Ellis (Mother),
and Olan Lafayette Cox (Father), and spent his early years growing up in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
Dennis was a proud member of the Military Corps, and a graduate of Texas A & M. After graduating from Texas A & M in 1969, he was commissioned to the US AirForce. He fulfilled his dream of being a pilot, flying the C141 Starlifter in the skies worldwide. After
serving in the Air Force, Dennis became a commercial airline pilot flying for Metro Airlines (Clear Lake Texas), the original Frontier Airlines (Denver), and US Air Ways (Philadelphia). After retiring from commercial piloting, he flew with Net Jets until 2010.
In his passing, rest assured, Dennis is still flying and loving every moment of his freedom.
Dennis married Cindy Elledge on October 25, 1982 in Denver Colorado. Cindy and Dennis resided in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, West of Denver for their 38 years of marriage and dedication to each other. Dennis leaves behind nieces and nephews in Texas,
and in Colorado, a daughter, and two grandsons. In his passing we also honor his aviation family, that graced his life with so many colorful memories of a life well lived, both on land and in the skies.
Dennis' joy was going on long hikes with his yellow labs, Chipper and Buttercup. His most enduring and last memory, was of Buttercup his yellow lab.
To donate in his memory please consider the following charities:
Human Society of Boulder Valley
2323 55th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Safe Harbor Labs
601 16th Street
Suite C 332
Golden, Colorado 80401