Rhea’s wish to go home was granted on May 5, at the Abbington Memory Center in Heber, Utah, where she passed from complications with advanced dementia.
She was born in Carter on March 24, 1930, to John Condos and Mildred (Lee) Condos.
Rhea attended school in Carter and Evanston.
On Dec. 31, 1946, she married Otto Gene Jacobson in Evanston. They later divorced. On Oct. 4, 1963, she married James E. Cox in Elko, Nevada.
Rhea resided in Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Colorado before returning to Wyoming in 1962. Jim and Rhea traveled to Texas in the winter for several years. Carter, Mountain View and Evanston have been her residences for the past 55 years.
She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Rhea worked at the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston and at Benedict Trading Company in Mountain View.
Her hobbies and interests included the Bridger Valley Historical Society, working on genealogy, reading, sewing, traveling and spoiling her grandchildren.
Rhea is survived by sisters, Elaine Williams of Cheyenne and Veda Staley of Evanston; sister-in-law, Judy Condos; sons, Brad (Linda) Jacobson of Star Valley Ranch and Jimme (Janey) Jacobson of Randolph, Utah; daughters, Joleen (Buck) King of Edgerton and Kayleen (Robert) Rayl of Evanston; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, mother and husband. She was also preceded in death by stepdaughters, Shirley Cox and Sherry Hawks; brother, Bill Condos; sister, Louise Roath; brothers-in-law, Eugene (Yak) Roath, Joe Williams and Lamont Staley.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, in the LDS 5th Ward Chapel at Oak and Elm streets in Evanston. A viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Crandall Funeral Home and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Interment will be in the Evanston City Cemetery.
Online condolences may be given at crandallfhevanston.com.