Farming Agriculture 02

Kenneth "Ken" Edwin Cox

January 2, 1950 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


     Kenneth Edwin Cox was born on January 2, 1950, the first child of Donald and Doris (Hobdey) Cox of Fairfield.

     Ken passed away on September 8, 2023, at the age of 73, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his siblings and children who will continue to honor him by living their lives to the fullest.

     Ken was raised in Fairfield and graduated from Camas County High School in 1969. With a passion for the mountains and trucks, Ken spent his senior year taking that final class he needed to graduate and standing on the street waiting for the next logging truck coming to the sawmill so he could catch a ride to work in the hills.  This passion continued after graduation when he moved to Oregon to work in the logging industry.

     When the spotted owl controversy hit Oregon, he packed up and moved to Orcas Island, Washington, to use his talents of selective logging to build homesites. On Orcas Island, Ken became interested in flying, earning his pilot’s license and buying his plane. Flying on and off the island supplied easy access to the mainland.

     Ken was drawn back to the Camas Prairie in the early 2000’s to be closer to his aging parents. He continued with trucking and building roads and homesites, adding many talents to his resume.

Whether logging, hauling rock and building roads, flying his airplane, participating in antique tractor pulls, moving snow, driving snowcat trips on Soldier Mountain, taking care of deceased pets, pulling snow-bound vehicles back to safety, drilling wells, farming, carrying anything from livestock to houses, working for Tim Wilkerson’s Nitro Funny Car Team, lending a hand to a neighbor, or hitching up his team of Haflinger horses. Ken lived his life to the fullest.

     Ken is survived by his brothers - Gary (Carma) Cox of Kuna and Steve (Bobbie) Cox of Fairfield; and sister - Janet (Matt) Croner of Fairfield; his sons - Jason (Laura) Evans of Roseburg, Oregon, and Justin (Jenny) Cox of Fairfield; his daughters - Jenae (Steve) Brand of Roseburg, Oregon and Tracy (Jim) Roden of Millersburg, Oregon. He was the proud grandpa to seven grandchildren, one great-grandson, and a mentor to many more.

     A viewing will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Demaray’s Gooding Chapel.

     Graveside services will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery north of Fairfield.

     Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Gooding Chapel.


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chatting with your neighbor,

helping those in need,

or finding someone to mentor.























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September 22, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel
737 Main Street
Gooding, Idaho 83330

Graveside Service
September 23, 2023

1:00 PM
Mountain View Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery Rd.
Fairfield, Idaho 83327


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