Lillian (Syfan) Cox

November 9, 1930 ~ June 23, 2021 (age 90)


Lillian Syfan Cox, 90, of Kerrville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 23,2021. She was born November 9, 1930 in San Antonio, TX to parents, Rollins Campbell Syfan and Helen Latisha Edwards.  Lillian spent her childhood summers in the hill country, playing in the Guadalupe River and riding horses.  After graduating from Tivy High School, Lillian moved to Houston, TX where she married Scott Potter in 1949. They were together for 22 years and had three daughters, Helen, Luci and Anita.  In 1974 she married Howard W. Cox and they returned to Kerrville in 1985.

Lillian was an avid volunteer, first for the YMCA in Houston, where she helped establish a women’s gymnastics program and later on for St. Peters Episcopal Church and the Museum of Western Art, both in Kerrville.  She loved to cook, garden, entertain and adored her many pets. Time was well spent on her back porch enjoying the view across the lake. She had a terrific sense of humor and her laughter was contagious. She will be missed greatly by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rollins and Helen Syfan;  late husband, Howard Cox; sister, Helen Laird and brothers, Rollins Jr., Frank and Tom Syfan.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Helen Allison, Luci Seaux and Anita Grisebaum; brother, Bernard Syfan; grandchildren, Christopher Allison, Lillian Webb, Scott Allison, Durell Grisebaum and Pierce Grisebaum and great grandchildren, Evelyn Webb, Parker Webb, Owen Grisebaum and Lucy Grisebaum.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

A gathering to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held at her home at 2PM on Sunday, June 27, 2021

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home (830) 895-5111.


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