BYU student killed in avalanche remembered as kind, adventurous

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  • Alfred Phoenix, AZ
    Feb. 13, 2014 2:19 a.m.

    "I do wish there was some sort of LARGE warning sign posted..."

    There are signs... the signs are snow on the steep slopes. Stay off. Ski and snow-shoe on the flat land away from steep slopes.

    Condolences to the family. This is truly a tragedy.

  • Grandma 20 Allen, TX
    Feb. 11, 2014 11:42 a.m.

    My deepest condolences to the Cox family in the passing of their daughter. I mourn with you, having also experienced the unexpected death of one of my daughters three years ago. I am grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ, for His Atonement, and for the hope of the resurrection. May God bless you at this most difficult time. Love you dearly.

  • Marigold Provo, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 9:14 a.m.

    This story breaks my heart! When my sister and I were students at BYU, we would snowshoe and cross-country ski in Midway, Utah (just up Provo Canyon)at the Wasatch Mountain Golf Course. It is a gigantic and beautiful course groomed for cross-country skiing in the winter and it was a wonderful venue for snow-shoeing as well. Also, there was never any danger of avalanches.

  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    Feb. 11, 2014 6:54 a.m.

    What an amazing life, she made great contributions in a short time. The experience in Romania is very inspiring.

  • desert Potsdam, 00
    Feb. 10, 2014 6:43 p.m.

    She was always up for anything you had in mind. If it was going snowshoeing or just going for a walk or doing just absolutely anything, she was up for it....

    ...touched me a lot, this is how I am, I think that she has not been preserved for this life is a testimony to her eagerness to be up for more.
    Her involvement with the children testifying of that readiness to come home to Christ.
    I am sure this was a terrible accident, but in the end it is full of purpose.
    She knows what she left, but she will also be exited about the next step for what she was is up to now.

    Let us be grateful for such a faith and this gospel, else we could never think beyond our grief.
    Forgive me for posting here, I am unrelated, but emotional effected. She is very blessed now, I know that. She loves them all.If I would know her state of feelings now, I would say for her " I love you " (family,friends, mother...)

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Feb. 10, 2014 6:44 p.m.

    This is terribly sad. What a huge loss for the family. Hard to handle things like this no question regardless of your faith. I do wish there was some sort of LARGE warning sign posted at Tibble Fork and Aspen Grove and other popular snow shoe and ski areas reminding people to stay OFF of steep slopes especially those with no tree cover. These are prime avalanche areas. Every year we have snowmobiling or back country skiing/snow boarding or snow shoeing on steep slopes that causes avalanches and takes lives. I just don't think inexperienced kids know what they are in for before it's too late. Very sad. It see the same sort of inexperienced thing happen in the summer with inexperienced kids climbing 12000+ foot peaks in the late afternoon - prime for lightning.