Cox, Belle

Belle Cox
Have been held.
Mrs. Belle McCall Cox, 85, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her home.
She was born on Sept. 6, 1919, in Portales, to Lena Carroll and Hiran Alexander McCall.
She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. She married Weldon J. “Coxy” Cox on Jan. 2, 1941, in Portales. In 1960, she began working for Eastern New Mexico University, retiring in 1985. She had spent most of her life in the Portales area. Family members said she was an avid reader and enjoyed playing Bridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Maureen Lea and a sister who died as an infant; and her husband.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Alexander “Buck” McGee (and wife, Suzie) of Riverside, Calif.; a daughter, Vicki Barnard of Portales; five grandchildren, Tab Barnard (Deborah) and Tana Gares, all of Portales, Trace Figg (Jed) of Artesia and Mark McGee (Lisa) of Phoenix; nine great-grandchildren, Tara, Veronica and Madison Barnard, Jason and Ryan Martin, Keisha and Trenton Chenault, and Taylor and Crosby Figg; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Bess “Betty” McCall Ainsworth of Portales; and several nieces and nephews.
Scott P. Reeves and the Rev. Harry Riser will officiate the services.
Burial will be held at a later date at Portales Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.