Brianna Boyd, Editor
Dixon Unified’s board of trustees moved forward Thursday with plans to establish a scholarship for high school seniors in memory of a young Dixon man who lost his battle with lymphoma on Oct. 2 of last year.
Devan Lamaar Cox, a 2008 Dixon High School graduate, was just 23 years old when he died. But in those 23 years, he touched the hearts of countless people, both in the Dixon community and beyond, with his strong faith, love for family, contagious smile and passion for music and basketball. Even as he battled both lymphoma and a rare and painful neurological disorder, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, or CIDP, he continued to be positive. His mom, Virginia “Ginny” Clark, said back in October that Devan never complained or said he wanted to give up. Instead, this young Dixon man was a warrior.