Reba Jean Cox, 78, of Gold Hill, Ore., passed away November 20, 2011, peacefully at a local foster home.

Reba was born April 1, 1933, in Boise, Idaho, to Charles and Elvera Kinard and moved to the Rogue Valley in 1955. Her parents owned the first Mexican restaurant, Pablo's, in the Rogue Valley, which she helped run and operate while raising her many children.

Reba loved camping, fishing, bowling, and sewing (she was an excellent seamstress) and her family and friends were always appreciative of her wonderful pies. One of her dreams was to have a ranch for all the stray dogs in the world. She loved her dog, Bella.

Reba will forever be remembered by her children, Pamela Hansen, Marjorie Delzell, Deborah Bishop, Michelle Hewitt, Michael Gundlach, Billy Fry, and Allen Fry; her surviving sisters, Charlene Martin and Dora Peyton; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Rory Gundlach; siblings, Leila Godard and Ron Kinard; and husband Reed Cox.

Reba touched the lives of many people with her spirit and love of life. Friends and family who were blessed to know her are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 12:00 p.m., at Harvest Time Fellowship, 345 N. 2nd Ave., Gold Hill.