Cynthia Pratt Cox
Oct. 2, 1940-March 12, 2022
Cynthia Pratt Cox was born Oct. 2, 1940, in Middletown, Connecticut, to Lawrence Pratt of Essex, Connecticut, and Florence Evelyn Wilson, originally from Castlederg, County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland. She aged 81 years and passed away peacefully with her son at her side in the Homer Senior Center in Homer, Alaska, on March 12, 2022.
Summary of life:
Cynthia was a beautiful, creative and independent woman who grew up in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and married June 10, 1960, to Leroy G. Krumm who had recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. While married to Leroy, she lived in Homer from 1969 to 1971 and worked for a short time at Homer Electric Association while her husband Leroy worked as Captain of the USCGC Ironwood, a buoy tender stationed there. She also lived in Kodiak, Alaska, from 1976 to 1978. They divorced after 18 years. She married again on June 11, 1980, to Evan D. Cox from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during which time she was a co-owner of an antique and furniture store for three years near St. Leonard, Maryland. They divorced after 14 years, after which she remained single, then lived in Louisville, Kentucky, for 10 years where she was an active craft show regular and handcrafted her own lampwork beads, then moved back to Homer 0n Dec. 23, 2000. Her crafty creations ranged from sewing, knitting, stained glass, jewelry, bead work, and raspberries, which sold at the Homer’s Farmers Market from 2002 to 2018 and at the many craft shows in the fall.
Cynthia did not want any formal memorial services to be held in her honor, instead thoughts and prayers, and possibly an Irish toast, would be fine by her, however. Cynthia’s family at 1547 Lakeshore Drive, will honor her life and spend some time remembering her accomplishments on Saturday, May 28, 2022, during Memorial Day Weekend.
Cynthia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Denise Krumm; her grandson, Shawn Krumm; her brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Marie Ferony Jr. of Glastonbury, Connecticut; her cousin, Patricia Wilson of Clinton, Connecticut; and daughter-in-law Debbie Krumm O’Neil. She was predeceased by her younger son, Peter W. Krumm, and granddaughter, Danielle L Krumm.