Obituary: Mozelle Smith Cox

Ms. Cox, formerly of Winter Garden, died Thursday, March 12, 2020

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Mozelle Smith Cox was born in 1919 in the Dust Bowl of West Texas. After a year of college at the beginning of WWII, she sought travel and adventure and landed a job with Bechtel and Dupont in Edmonton, Alberta, as a construction secretary while building the Alaskan Highway. Later, she worked in Hanford, Washington, on a top-secret project, which she later found out was the atomic bomb.

At war’s end, she met Tom Cox at a dance in Ft. Worth. They married and moved to Winter Garden, where she opened a women’s clothing store, Mozelle’s Fashion Fair, next to her husband’s Tom Cox Men’s Wear.

After several decades the clothing business, she worked as a judicial assistant for the State of Florida and a secretary in the State Attorney’s office, from which she retired.

In 1987, she moved to Winter Park to be near grandchildren. She is survived by her two children, Craig and Lisa; her son-in-law, Elliot Mausner; and two grandchildren, Matt and Emily.

A graveside service will be held at noon Monday, March 16, at the Winter Garden Cemetery, Winter Garden, Florida.



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