Teresa “Terri” Agnes Cox

August 11, 1954  –  February 4, 2023


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Teresa Agnes Cox

Teresa “Terri” Agnes Cox, a beloved family member, friend, social worker and advocate, passed away unexpectedly on February 4th, 2023, at Providence Hospital in Everett, following a short illness.

Terri was born in Seattle, WA, on August 11th, 1954, and was raised in the North Seattle suburb of Shoreline. Terri graduated from the University of Washington’s School of Social Work with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, reflecting her passion and commitment to improving the lives of others.

Terri dedicated her life to serving those in need. She worked for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, and later for the Veterans Affairs, where she focused on addressing homelessness and providing support for veterans.

Beyond her professional work, Terri was a dear and beloved friend to many. She had a deep love and connection to animals and cared lovingly for her pets until they passed – including Maddy, Cooper, and Reuben. Terri was also a talented and passionate woodworker and had a great love of art and photography, particularly art that depicted the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, where she spent her life.

Terri is survived by her brothers Steve and Jim, and her nephews Jeremiah, David, and Tristen. She is also survived by her beloved canine companion Cindy and numerous friends and extended family members. Terri was preceded in death by her parents Dave and Pauline, and her brothers Bob and Jerry.

Terri’s passing was unexpected and came too soon. She will be missed by all who knew her as family, friend, or advocate. Her life will be celebrated and remembered. Her family is proud of her legacy and all the work and care she put into advocacy and support for others.

A funeral Mass at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Bothell will be held on April 21st at 11am.  All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Everett Animal Shelter in Terri Cox’s memory


One Response to “Teresa “Terri” Agnes Cox”

  • Anila Finnegan says:

    When I first met Terri, I was truly intimidated. I had only been an attending physician for a couple of years and I was new to the Seattle VA. Terri was no-nonsense with us newbies. She demanded the best for the veterans and didn’t tolerate anything less. Over years of working with her, I came to realize what a truly committed, caring, warm and generous person she was.
    In the medical field, we make a lot of rules to protect our boundaries and to make sure that patients know where our roles begin and end. Terri was known to “break the rules” all the time. She would give rides home to patients who didn’t have them, she would buy clothes for them with her own money, she would stay late to do the best she could for the veterans that crossed her path.
    Terri left a big impact on me, our hospitalist group, and our hospital. She is remembered by us with great fondness and gratitude, and there is no doubt that countless veterans remember her the same way.
    To Terri’s family and friends, we are so sorry for your loss. We are grieving with you and wish you peace and comfort.

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