Cox Family (2013)

Glenn and Veronica “Ronnie” Cox met on a blind date at Southern Methodist University, a date that led to a marriage of sixty years.  They arrived in Bartlesville with their son Martin in 1956 for Glenn to begin employment with Phillips Petroleum after he had served four and a half years as a pilot in the Strategic Air Command.

They would make three more returns to Bartlesville as Glenn’s work for Phillips took him to several locations.  During this time they would add son Grant and daughter Cecelia to their family.  Glenn would eventually serve as President and COO of Phillips before retiring in 1991.

Glenn and Ronnie have always been active in the Bartlesville community.  Ronnie has served as chair of the Youth Canteen for the Service league, has been a member of the Bartlesville Community Trust Authority, has worked with children at the Bell Ringer’s School, and has been a member of the Family Crisis and Counseling board. She has also served on the Girl Scouts board, the Acquisition Committee of the Price Tower Arts Center, and continues as a member of the United Methodist Women’s organization.

Glenn has served as president of both the Chamber of Commerce and the Cherokee Boy Scouts Council; has chaired several organizations including the Community Center Trust Authority, OK Mozart, the United Way campaign, the Bartlesville Library task force, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Elder Care major gifts drive; Glenn has also been a member of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Salvation Advisory board and the Bartlesville Community Foundation board.

In 2010 the Coxes received the Jim Egan Legacy Award from the United Methodist Church for their contributions to Christian stewardship and philanthropy.