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Douglas Malin Cox

October 4, 1944 — August 8, 2023


Douglas Malin Cox

Douglas Malin Cox, 78, peacefully slipped away on August 8, 2023, at Utah Valley Hospital with his family by his side. Douglas was born on October 4, 1944, in St. George, Utah, to William Malin Cox and LaVerne Pickett. He was married and sealed to Linda Kay Staples on April 14, 1967, in the St George, Utah Temple.

Doug being the fifth of 6 kids, was raised in St. George, Utah, and spent many summers helping on the family farm that was in Pine Valley, Utah. He graduated in 1962 from Dixie High School. He attended Dixie Junior College graduating in 1964, after obtaining an associate degree in business. He was called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years in Australia. After returning from his mission, he immediately returned school at Weber State College, where he met the love of his life and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and history in 1968. While using his degree in accounting he worked 38 years for varies states agencies in the State of Utah and Nevada, finally retiring in 2006. After retiring he continued with his love of family and history, while creating and compiling stories about his ancestors from Pine Valley.

Doug and Linda were blessed with 2 sons and 1 daughter, who go on to marry and bring the ten best blessing into his life. One of the biggest joys in Doug’s life was spending quality with his grandkids.

Doug is survived by wife, Linda; children, Ray (Shantelle) Cox, Shannon (Dagoberto) Estrada; 10 grandchildren; sisters, Norlene DeSwan Flick, Dorothy DeSwan McMullin, and Carma Rae Cox Maggard.

Preceded in death by parents William Malin Cox, LaVerne Pickett; son, Daniel Douglas Cox; sisters, Christena Cox Wood and Renee DeSwan Brinegar.

There will be a visitation on Friday, August 18, 2023, 9:30 – 10:30 am at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 So. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.

Graveside service will take place on Friday, August 18, 2023, 12:00 pm at the Pine Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 So. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah 435-673-2454. Family and friends are invited to sign Doug’s online guest book at

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Past Services


Friday, August 18, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Spilsbury Mortuary - St George

110 S Bluff St, St. George, UT 84770

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Graveside Service

Friday, August 18, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Pine Valley Cemetery

, Pine Valley, UT 84781

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