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Ted Cox, chief of maintenance at Camp Muir, died Sunday


Here is the story I filed for Wednesday’s newspaper:

Ted Cox, known by many as the “Mayor of Camp Muir,” died Sunday.

Cox, 70, became ill after a month of working at Mount Rainier National Park in late May. By late June the cancer had been diagnosed and treatment was under way, said Stefan Lofgren, mountaineering district ranger.

Cox worked the last 10 summers in charge of maintenance at camp Muir, at 10,188 feet on Mount Rainier.

“Ted was truly a unique spirit and institution on the mountain,” said Mike Gauthier, the former head

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