Mrs. Vernice Lucille Cox, 89, of Austin, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on July 1, 2010. Lucille was born in Gillham, AR on January 28, 1921 to Charley and Bertha Mae Durham. While still a small child, Lucille and her family moved to a farm near the Idabel area. Lucille graduated from Idabel High School in 1939. While attending there, she played on the basketball team. She always enjoyed telling her grandchildren about playing half-court basketball since it is so different from what is played now. In 1940, Lucille married James Truey Cox of Broken Bow. While Truey served during WWII, Lucille, with all three of her sisters, moved to Ponca City and worked for Conoco. These women performed jobs traditionally held by men so the boys could go to war. Shortly after the war, Lucille and Truey moved to Odessa, Texas to join friends who had found work with Conoco. In 1946, Lucille gave birth to their daughter, Trudy Ann. They called Odessa home for over 40 years. For the last 10 years Lucille lived in Austin surrounded by her family. Lucille was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Earl, Ed and Everett Durham; three sisters, Evelyn Cox, Della Walker, and Stella Crossland, and her beloved husband, Truey Cox. She is survived by her daughter , Trudy Ann Shockley; three grandchildren, Jennifer Shockley-Daniels and her husband, Steve Daniels, Cyndi ORourke and her husband, Kelly, and Layne Shockley; five great-grandchildren, Peyton, Geoffery Daniels, Cassi, Skye and Kaden ORourke; great-grand-nephew, Wayne, who lives with Jennifer and Steve. Lucille has many nieces and nephews who live in the Broken Bow and Idabel area.Cemetery:Broken Bow CemeteryVisitation: 5 - 7 pm Saturday evening at the funeral home.Service:10:30 a.m. on July 4, 2010 at the Brumley Funeral Home Chapel \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Vernice Lucille (Durham) Cox, please visit our floral store.