10/12/1941 – 12/21/2019
Allen Howard Cox III passed away peacefully in Nevada City, California on Dec. 21, 2019, after a life-long battle with symptoms related to a childhood diagnosis of Polio. He was born in Seattle, Washington, on Oct. 12, 1941, to Allen H. Cox Jr. and Doris Lamping Cox.
After graduating from Carpinteria High School, Class of ’59, he attended UC Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then went on to complete his law degree from Hastings Law School in San Francisco. He had a long and successful career as a corporate lawyer and partner at Jordan Keeler & Seligman law firm in San Francisco and retired in 2014 after more than 35 years of tirelessly representing his community.
He was a kind, thoughtful, patient and highly intelligent man who cared deeply about his friends and family and made those that had the pleasure of knowing him feel seen, welcome and accepted. He was passionate about his family history, classic cars and gardening. He was able to fix anything, volunteered at the Empire Mine State Park, and his thirst for knowledge never ceased.
Allen is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carol Cox, children Wendy Cox Hoyle, Lisa Cox, Tracy Cox Poole, Allen H. Cox IV, step-children Josh Wright and wife Danielle Colborn Wright, Tim Wright, grandchildren Zander Stead Hoyle, Spencer Poole, Thomas Poole, Amea Ann Cox and brothers Denny Cox and David Lelande.
He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.