Deloris Marilyn (Boe, Cox) McNaughtonDeloris Marilyn (Boe, Cox) McNaughton, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Chris Jensen Rehabilitation Center.
Deloris Marilyn (Boe, Cox), McNaughton, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Chris Jensen Rehabilitation Center.
Deloris "Dee" was born in Duluth and graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1951.
Dee, a long-time Duluth resident, was an avid gardener, bird lover, rosemaler, and artist. She was an active volunteer at First Lutheran Church, Naomi Circle and Sons of Norway. Dee loved spending time with family and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great aunt, sister and friend. She was a humble servant with capacity to love and be a blessing to others.
Dee moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1952 and began a career at AT&T. In 1959, Dee married William "Bill" O. Cox and started a family that included three sons, John, Bill and Mikel. Jobs and family brought Deloris back to Duluth and later Wausau, Wis. After Bill's death in 1970, Deloris returned to the workforce with rewarding experiences as a librarian, Civic Newcomer Hostess, and employment recruiter. Deloris and her sons returned to Duluth in 1973 where she returned to AT&T. In 1983, Dee married William "Bill" A. McNaughton and developed a loving relationship with Bill's seven children.
Dee was preceded in death by her parents Toralf and Agnes Boe, and mother Clara Boe; husbands William O. Cox and William A McNaughton.
She is survived by sons John (Laura Fries), Bill (Kathleen) and Mikel Cox; siblings Clifford Boe (Shirley) and Karen Schamberger (Bob); and brother-in-law John McCans (Gerry). She is also survived by step children, Julie (Ron) Scott, Kay (Scott) Kranz, Tom (Cindy) McNaughton, Jerry McNaughton, Tim (Shana) McNaughton, Peggy Clough and Sharon (Don) Dembroski, and 20 grandchildren including Brian, Jason, and Stewart Cox.
Special thanks to the caring staff at St Mary's Hospital and Chris Jensen Nursing Home.
VISITATION: 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 with a memorial service at 3 p.m. in First Lutheran Church in Duluth. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to First Lutheran Church of Duluth, 1100 e. Superior St., Duluth and the Sons of Norway-Duluth.Special Note: Private interment at Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth.
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