AUGUSTA — Colleen A. Cox, 88, earned her angel wings Sept. 11, 2021, at Glenridge in Augusta, and flew into the sunrise. Colleen was born in East Orland May 9, 1933 to the late Harvard J. Smith and Laura (Candage) York.

She was married to the late Donald Cox and they had five children; Dale Cox, Jean Burns, Carl Flagg, Lindell Cox and Alice Cunningham.

She grew up in New Sharon and attended local schools. She worked many factory jobs, including Hathaway Shirt factory, loved to rake blueberries and did so for years. She married Donald Cox in January 1963 and became a homemaker, raising her family. As her children got older, she did reception work at the State Park in Jefferson.

Colleen loved people and getting to know them, and immediately considered them friends. She was a fun-loving person who always smiled and loved to laugh. Colleen was on the go all the time, and was never afraid of work. She loved to go dancing, play the organ, sing and was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star.

Colleen was predeceased by her parents and husband; step-daughter Dale Cox; son-in-law Chester Burns; brother Harry York; brothers-in-law John Currier and Guy Cox; sister-in-law Esther Cox, as well as two nephews.

She is survived by her children, step-daughter Jean Burns of Evans Mills, N.Y., son Carl Flagg and wife Amanda of Bradyville, Tenn., son Lindell Cox and wife Robin of Bradyville, Tenn., daughter Alice Cunningham and husband Vince of Jefferson; sisters Alberta Currier of New Sharon, twin sister Arlene Campbell of Florida; brothers Bernard Smith of Mississippi, Bert Smith of Florida and Carl York of New Sharon.

She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family.

A time of visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hall’s of Waldoboro and a funeral service will be held Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. also at Hall’s of Waldoboro. Burial will be private at a later date.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. Condolences may be shared with the family at hallfuneralhomes.com.