Mary Kathryn Cox went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April 11, 2014 after courageously living with pancreatic cancer for over two years. She was 57. Mary was born on November 10, 1956 in Hawthorne, CA to James and Kathryn Reinhardt. She attended Seaside Elementary, graduated from South Torrance High School in 1974, took courses at El Camino Community College and graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2008. She married Thomas John Cox in 1978. She is survived by her husband and their four children: Amy (Jeff), Katie (Jeremy), Emily (Michael), and Kevin (Colleen); five grandsons: Tommy, Nicolas, Kenny, Owen, and J.P.; and was predeceased by her granddaughter, Leah. Mary took joy in staying home to care for her children, finishing her college education, volunteering at church and in the community, serving with Bible Study Fellowship, and opening her home in hospitality. She loved the beach, walking, hiking, biking, traveling, going to plays, tailgating at UCLA football games (Go Bruins!), and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved her husband, Tom, and considered him a great gift, a wonderful husband, father, friend, and brother in Christ. A service will be held at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Redondo Beach on Saturday, April 19 at 11am. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Juna Amagara ( and Watts Power House Food (

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  1. My love and prayers go out to each one of Mary’s family. She was a wonderful lady. she will be missed by so many.

  2. I am so glad I got to know Mary alittle with times at Women\’s retreats (Hume and others)and activities at St. Andrew\’s. She was always friendly, a listener, and an encourager. I am sorry to hear of her passing but I know she is now rejoicing with our Savior and LORD. See you, Mary.
    Love and prayers for comfort and peace for your family and friends,
    Pat Headon

  3. It is a rich blessing to have known Mrs. Cox, to have been a guest in her warm and loving home, and to count as a friend her wonderful daughter Emily. She leaves us in peace, with so many fond memories and so much to be thankful for, as she moves on to her new home.

  4. Thoughts and prayers go out to Tom and the whole Cox family. Mary was a special lady and had so much love and the Lord in her heart. She will be missed by so many friends and family. Loving thoughts go out to you all.
    Mike, Karen, Kevin & Craig

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