Wendy S. (McCain) Cox Booth
Wendy Sue Cox Booth, 39, of La Grande, died Oct. 12 in Soldotna, Alaska, due to a traffic accident. A viewing will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Nov. 9 followed by a funeral at 2 p.m. at La Grande First Christian Church.
Wendy was born Feb. 8, 1980, in Monticello, Arkansas, to Charles and Cheri (Dreher) McCain. She moved to La Grande in 1984 with her mother and graduated from La Grande High School in 1998. Wendy attended online classes with the University of Phoenix and received an associate of arts degree in health care administration in 2010 and a bachelor of science degree in health administration in 2012. She had hoped to pursue her doctorate at a later time.
Wendy had her first son, Damian Hurst, with Joseph Hurst in 2000. She married Jacob Cox in 2007 and had her second son, Gabriel Cox, in 2008. After her divorce, she spent the rest of her years raising her boys.
Wendy worked at JCPenney, Bi-Mart and Bealls before and after graduating from high school. She enjoyed working with people and was also a caregiver for individuals with disabilities.
Wendy loved her sons more than anything. As a family, they spent time camping and visiting the Oregon Coast and Roaring Springs. Her interests included crocheting, painting and exploring any mountain she could get her car up.
Surviving relatives include her husband, Trevor Booth of Michigan; mother, Cheri McCain of La Grande; sons, Damian Hurst and Gabriel Cox, both of La Grande; half brother, Edward McCain of Utah; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins in Arkansas, California, Florida and Oregon.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles McCain; paternal grandparents, James and Wannette McCain; and maternal grandparents, Dalbert Dreher and Betty Counsell.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lovelandfuneralchapel.com.