Ila Mae Henshaw

                                                  ┌── Robert Tribble Henshaw
                                                  │    1863-1948 
                         ┌── Emmett Roe Henshaw ──┤
                         │    1893-1974           │
                         │                        └── Isabella Putman
                         │                             1868-1952 
Ila Mae Henshaw ─────────┤
B: 1923                  │                        ┌── Joe C. Phillips
                         │                        │
                         └── Lula Mae Phillips ───┤
M: Orville Vecoy Frazier

M: Lonzo Clifford Cox

Ila Mae Henshaw     [ID 07134] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Feb 25 1923, Swaim, Jackson County, Alabama.1,2  

She married Orville Vecoy Frazier.1  Orville was born about 1921.1  


Peggy Lee Frazier, born Apr 20 1942; married Nickolai Panasenko. 1

She then married Lonzo Clifford Cox, Dec 6 1945, Albuquerque, Midland County, Texas.1,3,4  Lonzo, son of James Lonzo Cox & Mattie Ann Stevenson, was born Jan 8 1917, Bonham, Texas.1,4  


Betty Jo Cox.
Gary Gene Cox, born Sep 22 1946; married Nancy Jane Wilcox. 1
Dolores Ann Cox, born Aug 15 1948, Lubbock County, Texas; married Danny Meredith. 1,3
Donna Dyann Cox, born Nov 16 1949; married Gerald Wayne Yarbrough. 1

Lonzo died Dec 17 2008, age 91.4  

Lonzo's obituary was published in the "Midland Reporter-Telegram" (Midland, Texas) on December 19, 2008:4

L.C. Cox

Lonzo Clifford Cox, 91, born January 8, 1917 in Bonham, TX passed away December 17, 2008.  

L.C. Cox married the love of his life Ila Mae Henshaw on December 6, 1945.  They celebrated 63 joyous years of marriage.  During this time they were blessed with four children.  

L.C. has been a resident of Midland since 1951.  He was owner of L.C. Cox Welding Services, Cox Rock and Dirt and co-owner of Cox of Midland with his son Gary Cox.  L.C. was involved in the construction of numerous buildings downtown and ClayDesta Plaza.  L.C. was also a member of the Odessa Sheriff's Posse which he greatly enjoyed riding with.  During WWII he was stationed in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor as a welder on battleships and submarines

A daughter Betty Jo Cox, son Gary Gene Cox, brothers Les and Bedford Cox and sister Cotna Rice, precedes him in death.  He is survived by his loving wife Ila Mae Cox; daughters, Peggy and husband Nick Panasenko of Heber City, Utah, Dolores and husband Danny Meredith of New Braunfels, Dyann and husband Gerald Yarbrough of Midland; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  L.C. was a loving husband, father and Pap-Paw.  He was admired and will be missed by all who knew him.  

Our family would like to extend thanks to all the physicians and nurses involved in his care and a special thank you to MMH ER, PCU, 3 Surg, Dr. Raj Patel and grandson Dr. Aaron Cox.  

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2008 at 4:00 pm at the funeral home.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.  Online condolences can be made at:

Ila currently (2009) resides in Midland, Texas.5  


  1. Genealogy data (Henall.FTW) by George Frederick Langley, Jr..
  2. 1930 census, Smithville, McCurtain County, Oklahoma; roll T626-1913, ED 26, page 1B, line #67, dwelling #14, family #16.
  3. Lubbock County, Texas - Births 1948; USGenWeb Archives.
  4. Obituary of Lonzo Clifford Cox; "Midland Reporter-Telegram", Dec 19 2008:
  5. Obituary of Evelyn Henshaw.

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