10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

Kurtis (Kurt) A. Cox July 9, 1980 - September 8, 2020

On July 9, 1980, an amazing human being came into this world before he should have.  He became a full-time resident of the NICU at St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center and stayed there until early October, 1980.  Kurt never realized how strong he was and what effort it took to survive his first months.

Kurt lived in Boise from his birth to January 1987 when he moved to Redmond, WA.  This is where he began lifelong love of the Seattle Seahawks.  He remained in Redmond until June 1990 when he returned to Boise, ID.  He lived in West Boise for the remainder of his life.

Kurt attended Cole Elementary, Boise, ID; Audubon Elementary, Redmond, WA; McMillan Elementary, Boise, ID; Lowell Scott Middle School, Boise, ID; and graduated from Centennial High School in May, 1999.  He attended Boise State University.

In August, 1996, Kurt began his career at Albertsons on Ustick and Five Mile.  He continued there until his death.  He was named “Most Valued Employee August 1998”.

What was more important to Kurt was the respect and friendship he gained from colleagues and customers at the store.

Kurt was part of the 12th Man for the Seattle Seahawks.  Loud and proud.  He was a fan of the BSU Broncos.  He loved cars and Miniature Schnauzers.  He was a big fan 100.3 The X calling often with song requests of ‘90’s rock music.

He is survived by his mother Ann Kennedy Cox (Jim) New Meadows, ID,  and father Jack Cox, Jr,  Boise, ID.  Brothers Brett Cox, Boise, ID, and Matt Cox (Regan) Boise, ID.  Sisters Jackie Gerosin, Olympia, Wa, Andrea Jenkins (Eric) Olympia, WA, and Candace Gleed, West Valley City, UT.  His Stauffer family Jim Stauffer, Aimie Stauffer Rice (Troy) and Andy Stauffer (Kelly) Aunt – Carol Claiborn (Mike) Boise, ID and uncle Tom Cox (DeeDee) Twin Falls. Many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He is survived by his rescue dog, Betsy.  She was by his side when he passed and wouldn’t leave him.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Jack and Louise Brown Kennedy.  Paternal grandparents Jack Cox and Marion Dunn Cox. He joined so many of his pets at the Rainbow Bridge. Beau Diddley, Benny, Bailey, Sam and Dickens.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:

St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation

190 E. Bannock St.

Boise, ID  83712



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    Joey says

    Such an amazing, kind and thoughtful man. I was so devastated to hear of his passing. My heart goes out to his family.

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    Ryan says

    Not a lot of people carry joy in their eyes like Kurt. Throughout high school and bumping into him at Albertsons, I always enjoyed talking with him and learned how impactful a smile can be. It truly was a pleasure to know Kurt. My thoughts and prayers are with Kurt’s family and friends.

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    Debby Otto says

    Kurt was my go to clerk at Albertson’s He always called me by name and was awesome at his job. I will miss his happy smile & our conversations we had every Sunday. My thoughts are prayers are with Kurt’s family. May he Rest In Peace.

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    Don and Kim says

    We’ve known Kurt for 23 years and he was our favorite person at Albertsons. Kurt made all of his customers feel special. We miss Kurt’s humor, his smile, his warm personality, and friendship. Kurt, we love you and won’t forget you. Go Hawks!!

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    Sara says

    We met Kurt while being a frequent costumer at his store beginning around 2007. He was always friendly, knew my kids by name and my son loved chatting with him about their beloved Seahawks. We were shocked and saddened to hear of his sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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    Kendri says

    Sure going to miss my good friend Kurt. rest in peace. Prayers for your family. Always loved seeing him at albertsons and being able to just talk was great.

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    Alley Jacobson says

    I still can’t believe you are gone, like everyone else I was always warmed by you smile and always felt like I was a special friend of yours going through you checkout line. I loved our fb banter and most of all, I love that you made me feel loved as a person just by the smile on your face. I don’t think anyone of us that is still in shock can deny how much you made us feel. You’ll forever be my favorite checker and the best smile.

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    Bob Treadwell says

    Kurt is going to be greatly missed by me. I always looked over at the cash registers when I walked into
    Albertson to see if he was working and he never failed to say “Hi Bob” with a smile and when he had time we always had small talk. He was a great guy to me and I already and will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family and friends and all those who knew and loved Kurt. Love you man!

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    Finnley says

    He was a beautiful spirit and God knew heaven needed another angel to look over someone else on earth. He will always be in our thoughts and his family will always be in our prayers.

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