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Peggy D. Cox, 64, loving wife of Gordon Gould, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, of multiple sclerosis.
Born in Fredericksburg on Dec. 27, 1947, Peggy was a daughter of Lucy Cox and the late Robert Cox.
A tireless advocate for civil rights, Peggy dedicated her career to securing resources to support the programs of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. She was honored to receive the Whitney North Seymour Award in recognition of her dedication and many years of service to the Lawyers' Committee in 1994.
An avid Bob Dylan fan, Peggy was an accomplished musician, playing the guitar, piano, flute and violin. She loved being outdoors, walking her beloved dog, Max, reading, boating, spending time with friends and family, and especially life in general. She was an avid supporter of and participant in multiple sclerosis research.
In addition to her husband of 43 years, Gordon, Peggy is survived by mother Lucy; sister Linda Amos and her husband, Chuck, brother Robert Cox (wife Pat, deceased) and sister Sue Hovey and her husband, Ed; her daughter, Pia, and her husband, Chris; her grandchildren, Darwin and Dagny; sister-in-law Darcy and her husband, Kenny; sister-in-law Beverly and her husband, Ricky; several nieces and nephews; Max; and her cat, Kitty.
Memorial donations may be made to the National MS Society, Box 427, New York, N.Y. 10163.