Reva and her son Russell at Pioneer Day last year.
March 29, 1923 ~ March 16, 2015 Reva Cox Fillis, 91, of Mount Pleasant, Utah, and Mission Viejo, California, passed away March 16, 2015 at her home in Mission Viejo. She was born March 29, 1923 in Fairview, Utah to Newel B. Cox and Olea Day Cox. She married Elmer Fillis November 22, 1950 in Lampasas, Texas. Together, they had three children, David, Amy and Russell. She was a graduate of North Sanpete High School in Mount Pleasant, Utah. During World War II, Reva assisted the war effort making parachutes for the military in Manti, Utah. She later lived in Salt Lake City, where she was employed by Western Electric Company. Her childhood included several years living in the mountains east of Fairview on the family property. There, Reva would enjoy many fun outdoor activities with family and friends. She continued to visit and spend time there regularly for the remainder of her life. Reva and Elmer lived in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, San Diego, Mission Viejo and Mount Pleasant while raising their family and later enjoying retirement. In addition to being a devoted wife and mother, Reva was a talented gardener, maintaining beautiful yards and gardens in her Utah and California homes. Reva performed compassionate service to others throughout her life, and counted many life-long friends among her associations. She is survived by sons, David Fillis, Lake Elsinore, California; Russell Fillis, Mission Viejo, California; a sister, Lorraine Cox Hansen of Houston, Texas; brothers Newel Dee Cox, of Mount Pleasant, Utah and Odell Cox, of Fairview, Utah. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Amy, and husband Elmer. Graveside services and internment at Mount Pleasant City Cemetery will be held at a later date.