Alberta June Camblin Cox has risen from this world and left behind her beloved Pumpkin Buttes and many memories. She passed away peacefully on Oct. 20, at the age of 91.
Alberta, “Berta,” “Bert,” “Bertie June,” Camblin came into this world on June 9, 1928 as the seventh of eight children born to Christina and Earl Camblin at their ranch at the base of the Pumpkin Buttes south of Gillette, Wyo.
Alberta went through “Normal Training” in high school and was certified as a teacher upon graduation. She subsequently taught three years at country schools, married Gene Cox, moved to Moorcroft and taught one more year full-time.
Gene and Alberta led a very active life with five children: Kay, Kendall, Kevin, Kathy and Voy. They spent their time going to school events in the winter and riding horses as well as participating in rodeos during the summer. They also loved to dance, play Bridge and spend time with family and friends. They took their civic responsibilities seriously and served as Civil Defense Coordinators for Moorcroft as well as maintained active memberships in the Republican Party.
After divorcing in 1974, Alberta became a realtor at age 45 and a broker at age 50. Over a period of 30 years she sold almost every house and lot in Moorcroft at least once before turning in her license at age 80. She was in business for herself under the name of Bobcat Realty.
Upon retirement, Alberta lived at home until July 2019 when a broken finger sent her to the Crook County Nursing Home. Just prior to returning home, she became severely ill and passed away, much to the shock of her family and friends.
Grateful to have shared her life are her children: Kay Cox (Mark Stults), Kendall Cox (Laurie), Kevin Cox (Heleen Bloethe), Kathy Nobiletti (Carmine) and Voy Cox; nine grandchildren, Kevi, Kari, Kamlin, Kanyon and Kayleen Cox (Kevin’s children), Alex (Becky) and Aaron (Sarah) Nobiletti (Kathy’s children), Bryan (Bri) Renneisen and Austin Cox (Voy’s children), two great grandchildren, Alek and Chevelle Renneisen; and many nieces and nephews.
Alberta was preceded in death by her parents, seven siblings and ex-husband, Gene Cox.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 16, at 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft with Reverend Monte Reichenberg presiding. A meal will be provided at the church following the service.
Donations may be designated for the Moorcroft Senior Center where Mom enjoyed dinner once a month with her friends. Condolences may be sent to PO Box 325, Moorcroft, WY 82721.
Ride free cowgirl!
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.
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