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Sue Carol Cox

March 7, 1938 — October 12, 2021

Sue Carol Cox (Nichols), 83, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side. Sue was born in Jeffersonville, Indiana to Butch & Edna Nichols March 7, 1938. An only child, she was the pride & joy of their life. Sue attended Jeffersonville High School where she played clarinet in the band & was an excellent student. She married Bobby Cox in June 1955 at the local Baptist Church.

The city girl and the country boy moved to San Diego via Tucson in 1959 with their 1 year old daughter, no jobs & little money. San Diego was booming when they arrived. They worked hard & prospered. Sue was a secretary/bookkeeper until opening Robert’s Stationers in Lemon Grove in 1970. Managing properties they had acquired & traveling the country hunting antiques for resale, Sue began the job she loved the most in 1980-professional writing. She authored the first books on Frankoma Pottery as well as several other Antique Pottery price guides. She was a columnist for the Antique Trader Newspaper while establishing her own American Clay Exchange-both national publications. Sue & Bob opened Main Street Antique Mall in El Cajon in 1989. Her love of writing combined with antiques was a perfect match.

Married for 66 years to Bobby, their loving union was the foundation of many successful endeavors. Survived by her husband, Bob, their daughter Patricia (Willard), granddaughters Lauren Sue (Josh) and Caitlin (Ryan), and great grandchildren Alexander, Henry, Ayla and Eleanor.

She will be missed so very much by all who knew her.
Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 30 from 2-5 p.m. at the Family Residence.
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Saturday, October 30, 2021

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