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JIM COX

James “Jim” Richard Cox died April 25.

In accordance with his wishes, no services will be held.

Jim was born July 22, 1928, in Pocatello, Idaho. He retired from TRW Systems where he worked for 28 years as an electronic engineer and communications expert, beginning with the Pioneer Satellite, Mercury, and Apollo missions. He was a Reconnaissance expert for the U-2 Spy Plane and various NASA space shuttle missions for the Department of Defense.



Jim was involved in his children’s lives. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, Little League Coach, Indian Guide Leader, and was a member of the Nevada City Elks. He especially enjoyed being the “Butler” for 11 years at Empire Mine State Park.

He was deeply loved and will be terribly missed. To all of our friends, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your love and support.




Jim is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lane; sons Scott of Prague, Czech Republic and James (Rick) of Grass Valley, and grandchildren Kellan and Samantha of the Czech Republic.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Eula Belle; father, Levis James, and brother, Robert Lee.


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