Eula Anne Hickox
February 22, 1922 - November 3, 2014
Memorial service: 11:00 on Saturday, November 15 at Community Presbyterian Church in Brigham City
Eula Anne Hickox 1922 - 2014 Anne Hickox, a resident of Brigham City for 54 years, slipped away peacefully at home on November 3, 2014 at the age of 92. She was born to Leslie Edward and Eula Florence (Ellinwood) Loomis in Buffalo, NY on February 22, 1922. She spent most of her young life in the Buffalo area with several extended trips to stay with relatives in Pasadena, CA. After graduation from Kenmore High School, she attended West Virginia Wesleyan College for two years then returned to Buffalo for nurse's training followed by a job at the Millard Fillmore Hospital. It was during this time that Anne met Charles C. Hickox and they became engaged. She spent an anxious year while Chuck served his country on the crew of a B17 stationed in Italy. Soon after he returned they were married on Nov. 24, 1945 at the Kenmore Methodist Church. After the birth of their first two children, the young couple heeded the call of the West and headed to California. They settled in Redlands where Chuck worked for an early rocket company, and their last two children were born. In 1960 the Hickoxes, like many other engineering families, moved to Utah and Thiokol. Everywhere she lived, Anne got involved in her community and made new friends while keeping up with many from the past. Most notably, she and seven girlfriends from junior high kept up a Round Robin letter for over 70 years. Anne's family and community have benefitted greatly from her expertise, energy, and the generous giving of her time and talents. She put her nursing skills to use as a Red Cross volunteer working on bloodmobiles and blood pressure clinics for many years and went back to work as an RN at Pioneer Nursing Home for 17 years. Her community involvement also included Girl Scouts, Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and Acts VI soup kitchen where she was a stalwart worker since its beginning in 1986 right up until last month. Anne was also an active member of Community Presbyterian Church where over the course of 54 years she participated in innumerable programs, fundraisers, and social events. All this she accomplished while keeping her focus on her family. She loved family vacations and was one of those rare mothers who was always sad to see school start. We became a trailering family in the early 1960s, and after retirement she and Chuck liked nothing better than pulling the rig to Flaming Gorge, Coronado Island, or the Oregon coast. Anne also loved animals (especially dogs), reading, gardening, cake, the Utah Jazz, pumpkin pie, Lawrence Welk, baking, hosting parties, playing games, Idle Isle corned beef, and above all, her family. We're sure going to miss her generous spirit, sweet nature, and unwavering love and support. She was preceded in death by Chuck in 2012 and son Leslie in 1956. She leaves behind three children: Becky, David (Loretta), and Beth; three granddaughters: Rebecca (Matt) Bright, Kelsey Hickox, and Monica Hickox; and great-grandson Douglas Bright. We thank Bristol Hospice for helping her and us through this difficult passage. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, November 15 at Community Presbyterian Church in Brigham City.
A beautiful life! Thinking of you as you as you say goodbye.
Our deepest sympathy to all of the Hickox family. Anne and also Chuck were one of the first families that we met when we came to Brigham City in 1961. They will be missed by a lot of people who knew them. Our memories go way back and deep. Anne and Ruby served on the worship committee as Elders and Anne was very active in the community. She along with Rev. Dic Lawson started the Acts six soup kitchen at our church. Later it was moved to the Lincoln Center and now is located at the Eagles club. Just last month Beth or Becky would bring her. That is the last time she was there. Our prayer is that you will find peace as you grieve this loss in your family. The peace that passes all understanding.
Ray and Ruby McQuain